Monday, February 22, 2010

Blue Chinoiserie Rooms-My Picks

The March issue of House Beautiful All About Blue, while well done enough, lacked rooms that knocked my socks off. Blue rooms and Chinoiserie are such a natural. Here are some of my favorites. Above, a room that has stood the test of time, the Chinese Room at Claydon House by John Fowler.

Aerin Lauder-Elle Decor



Phoebe Howard



Annie Selke


Carolyne Roehm


Mary McDonald


Ann Getty


Kendall Wilkinson


Luke and Julie Janklow-Vogue


Thomas Britt


33 comments:

D.B. said...

Once again, thanks for the gorgeous eye candy! I'm feeling better about the blue I chose for my Den walls thanks to this post!

Vickie H. said...

Oh my! Such a wonderful start to the week!

home before dark said...

Agree with you about the HB. Left me feeling blue. I'm not a pastel girl, but shouts of cobalt make me happy. Nice work.

Karena said...

Love them all, room three and four are really wonderful!!

La Dolfina said...

Each image took my breath away!
I love this look so much.
Annie Selkie's room is all me. I've always described my style as chinoiserie coastal!!
Great post!!

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

I thought there was something wrong with me that I wasn't wowed by this issue either. Glad I am not alone. Beautiful images. Especially love the 2nd Aerin Lauder one and the Mary McDonald office is divine!

Averill said...

All wonderfully inspiring, Beth. And I agree with you -- HB's March issue definitely needed some gorgeous Chinoiserie-inspired rooms!

Chic Coles said...

Great line up of the blues.

abodewell said...

All of these rooms are like little jewels! Thanks for the inspiration!
Frank @
abodewell.blogspot.com

Hamptontoes said...

I'm a huge fan of blue rooms (my son has a navy blue room and my daughter has a very regal blue for her bedroom)...the images you have shared are beautiful...I especially love the third one!

mrsjones said...

they're all gorgeous! you've just re-defined "blue monday"...thank you!

Amanda said...

I am seriously drooling over that first room wall color. it's so rich and just perfect.

The Shiny Pebble said...

I love your perspective. Maybe you should start a weekly or monthly entry on reader's chinoiserie(sp) vignettes. The omnipresent belgian look is not leaving much room in the magazines for other styles of decorating, so it is fun to find this here.

The Shiny Pebble said...

Adding you to my blogroll

Style Redux 2 said...

D.B.-My family room is an ice blue with lots of chocolate brown leather and I love it.

Style Redux 2 said...

Vickie-Thanks-glad you enjoyed it.

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Home Before Dark-A bit dull which it need not be.

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Karena-Hope you got some ideas.

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La Dolfina-I love the idea of Chinoiserie Coastal.

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Susie-Two of my favorites as well.

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Averill-I thought it all looked alike.

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CC-Thanks.

Style Redux 2 said...

Frank-So glad you enjoyed them.

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Hamptontoes-I especially love blue bedrooms.

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Mrs. Jones-That would have been a great title for the post.

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Amanda-I love that color.

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The Shiny Pebble-Thanks for stopping by. I see one more gray room with grain sacks I swear I will gag.

*Chic Provence* said...

Hey Beth nicely curated collection of blue chinoiserie...rare to find!

LOL on the gray rooms with grain sacks!!! roflmao!

Kit

Style Redux 2 said...

Kit-I hope this Belgian bit goes away soon.

Mélanie said...

The blue in the second picture is so fabulous...

Renee Finberg said...

the first image blew my socks off!

great post.
xx

Style Redux 2 said...

Melanie-Isn't that color wonderful!

Style Redux 2 said...

Renee-Thanks-so gorgeous ad timeless.