Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Screens in Bedrooms


Everyone was quite taken with Saturday's post showing a Chinese screen used behind a bed. Here are some more great examples of the same look demonstrating how one perfect Chinoiserie piece can really transform a bedroom.







(Photos Michael Smith, New York Social Diary, Designing Your Dream Home)

21 comments:

Starfish and Sundresses said...

I found a fabulous chinoiserie screen online recently and immediately thought of you. I'll have to find the link and send it to you!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

It's truly a brilliant idea!

Averill said...

All these gorgeous images are just making me wish all the more that my grandmother's gorgeous chinoiserie screen wasn't destroyed in a fire 5 years ago....

Jill said...

The first one was the inspiration for my own bedroom...I'll never tire of it!

lady jicky said...

Just love the dark screens!

home before dark said...

I adore screens and I prefer them in their folded state so there are the lights and shadows as opposed to being hung flat on the wall. A wonderful way to add a sense of mystery and elegance.

The Huntress said...

LOVE the use of screens!!! My grandfather has one that I am DYING for :)

Reggie Darling said...

There is little more beautiful than a Coramandel screen in a room, and I will always love Dominick Dunne for basing his character Cora Mandell on Sister Parish. Enjoying your blog immensely. Reggie

Amanda said...

LOVE asian screens. They're so fantastic. Beautiful post!

Style Redux 2 said...

S & S-Great!

Style Redux 2 said...

Alison-Thanks!

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-What a shame, but there are plenty out there.

Style Redux 2 said...

Jill-Such a great room!

Style Redux 2 said...

Lady Jicky-Such a great look!

Style Redux 2 said...

Home Before Dark-I agree if one has the space. In a smaller bedroom hung flat works well.

Style Redux 2 said...

The Huntress-Such a classic look.

Style Redux 2 said...

Reggie Darling-Thanks so much!

Style Redux 2 said...

Amanda-Thanks!

My Notting Hill said...

Tehse are beautiful So much inspiration here. Did you see Meg's post on Deboix Textiles? They have gorgeous chinoiserie and toile fabrics.

Style Redux 2 said...

Michele-I did see her post-it looks wonderful.

R. Schwendeman said...

Really wonderful screens.... They seem to go well with just about any sort of decor. I don’t think people really understand or appreciate the history these sort of screens and carvings have. (Nor the process one must go through to bring them “back to life” in the case of antique ones). We have a step by step breakdown of how they actually make new hand painted Chinoiserie screens on our blog here:

http://www.antique-chinese-furniture.com/blog/2008/02/05/a-true-work-of-art-the-making-of-a-chinese-lacquered-room-divider/

Lots of love and care required, eh? Its amazing all the different steps involved (and yes, they really are hand painted) But its all worth it in the end. Its a very classic and timeless look! No wonder designers love them.