Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Chinoiserie Dressing Room


This week we are doing a series on dressing rooms over at Style Redux. The dressing room is especially well suited to Chinoiserie design elements. Here is some inspiration. Above, the famous Chinoiserie dressing room of the Duchess of Windsor with its Chinese Chippendale etageres.

Chinoiserie wallpaper (Aerin Lauder-Elle Decor)


(Domino Magazine)


(Elle Decor)


An antique Chinese Art Deco rug (Jonathan Adler)


Red lacquer (Miles Redd-House Beautiful)


Antique camellia botanicals in gold bamboo frames (My dressing room)


24 comments:

D.B. said...

I love those bamboo frames and prints! My mother framed 2 water colors of geishas, painted by her best friend and framed the with bamboo frames. I believe this was the beginning of the "love affair" for me. I bandied your blog about in mine, yesterday, I just love it so much. Thanks for the great posts!

Appletree said...

love those etageres. love them.

La Maison Fou said...

Just love those dressing rooms, so very nice!
Just lovely spaces. The chinoiserie paper is growing on me as well.
L.

Mélanie said...

I love bamboo frames or furniture and the chinese inspiration wallpapers..

Averill said...

*Sigh* I'll get to my dressing room (okay, closet) eventually, but until then I'll just live vicariously through your gorgeous space!

Chic Coles said...

What beautiful prints in your dressing room. Lovely collection.

Theresa Cheek said...

The Elle Decor shot is fabulous with that flowing gold line dancing across the room! Love it!


Theresa

*Chic Provence* said...

I'll take the Duchess's dressing room..breathtaking! also loving the framed camellias in your dressing room..if you could see mine you would know just how gorgeous yours is!

very inspiring!

xx

Kit

La Dolfina said...

What luxury to have a chinoiserie dressing room!

Style Redux 2 said...

D.B.-The pillow is stunning and thanks so much for mentioning Chinoiserie Chic.

Style Redux 2 said...

Appletree-Weak at the knees.

Style Redux 2 said...

La Maison Fou-Thanks-I think these are all wonderful too.

Style Redux 2 said...

Melanie-My kind of girl.

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-Thanks-enjoy!

Style Redux 2 said...

CC-Thanks-I collect antique camellias.

Style Redux 2 said...

Theresa-Isn't that the coolest touch?

Lachlan said...

This is a wonderful post and one to aspire to with our dressing-areas that's for sure.

I too have camellia pictures in my house- ones that my great-grandmothers painted (as well as their various magnolias, birds, lowcountry landscapes) and treasure these. Camellia's are to me like peonies: elegant, feminine and ever-so-perfect whatever the setting...

Enjoying your blog!

Best, Lachlan

Style Redux 2 said...

Kit-I have quite a collection of antique camellia botanicals all over. I think they're so pretty.

Style Redux 2 said...

La Dolfina-I think it's a perfect combination.

Style Redux 2 said...

Lachlan-Thanks so much for stopping by.

Lachlan said...

My pleasure! If you ever want to stop on by my blog sometime it's www.preppyislander.blogspot.com

I'm so enjoying your emphasis on Chinoiserie- such wonderful ideas, information and illustrations about it! We have a few Korean antiques from a great aunt & uncle's travels that I decorate with which I love but one day, I'd really LOVE to do a whole lot more Chinoiserie stylin' here around the house. One day.... ;)

Style Redux 2 said...

Lachlan-Thanks so much. I'm coming over now!

Jill said...

Love the gold swoop!

Style Redux 2 said...

Jill-And on de Gournay-how fabulous!