Saturday, February 27, 2010

Chinoiserie and Spring Blossoms


My mind is turning to thoughts of spring after this crazy snowy winter here in DC. I had to share with you the new cover of Saint Louis Magazine's Winter issue by the oh so talented Harrison Howard. Note the attention to detail-the blue and white Chinoiserie vase with striped camellias, the bottle of perfume, the concert tickets. This is a wonderful magazine to subscribe to and their series of covers by Mr. Howard has been stunning.


I love the elegance and simplicity of this black and white Chinoiserie vignette. One black vase has a spray of white Phalaenopsis orchids; the other black vessel has mostly bare branches with just emerging white cherry blossoms. So perfect for a modern black and white home, which I have had on my mind since posting on Ryan Korban's black and white Chinoiserie kitchen in Lonny.

14 comments:

Beth Dunn said...

Love it!
xoxo
SC

La Dolfina said...

I'm very interested in that magazine, especially with those gorgeous covers. Does Harrison do every one?
Thanks for the link!

Karena said...

Love this mantle arrangement. Very artistic in its simplicity!

Karena

Kitty said...

Phalaenopsis are my favorite orchids, and for those Chinoiserie lovers in St. Louis, the Missouri Botanic Gardens have the most lovely Japanese gardens this side of Portland, Oregon! xo kitty

Lachlan said...

Oh wow...that mantle is so elegantly-zen! Absolutely love it!

*Chic Provence* said...

Love the magazine cover!

Style Redux 2 said...

Beth-Thanks for stopping by. My name is also Beth!

Style Redux 2 said...

La Dolfina-He has done several, but don't know how long he is slated to continue.

Style Redux 2 said...

Karena-I agree-very understated and elegant.

Style Redux 2 said...

Kitty-I've been meaning to shoot you an email-hope you are doing well.

Style Redux 2 said...

Lachlan-Very chic.

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

So pretty in its simplicity. And, I cannot wait for the cherry blossoms to start peeking out!

Style Redux 2 said...

Kit-Isn't it great!

Style Redux 2 said...

Susie-Can't wait for spring.