Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Saarinen Tulip Table and Chinoiserie


I love Chinoiserie, as you all know, and I am also a huge fan of the iconic Saarinen tulip table. Can the two beautifully coexist? Check out this stunning example above by Scott Ingram via Brilliant Asylum, and the rest below. I wonder if the Chinoiserie lamp on the table above is homage to the great William Haines? For more examples of the versatility of this table, read my post here that I did for a series on the now defunct blog We Love Domino. The answer is clearly yes.

Decorpad




My daughter Kate's dining room


via Patricia Gray


Domino Magazine



26 comments:

Belle on Heels said...

sigh....i would kill to own one of the marble topped tulip tables. one day...

La Dolfina said...

The Saarinen Tulip Table and Chinoiserie make a lovely pair for sure!! Thanks for the lovely examples.

Laura Trevey said...

beautiful images...

trouvais.com said...

Thought of you when I posted a photo of an 18th century Chinoiserie papered dining room last night...come see! Love your daughter's dining room...great chairs, too. Trish

Chic Coles said...

The small tulip table is so cute! I didn't know they made it in that size.

Karena said...

They all work just great in these rooms!! The tulip table has such beautiful lines!

Karena

Style Redux 2 said...

Belle-Ikea makes a great copy-that's it in my daughter's apartment.

Style Redux 2 said...

La Dolfina-Quite a perfect pairing.

Style Redux 2 said...

Laura-Some great ideas.

Style Redux 2 said...

Trish-Stunning-thanks for the head's up.

Semigloss Chic said...

Sigh...I would take a beautiful Saarinen over a beautiful man any day. At least I know the Saarinen would still be beautiful in 30 years.

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Beautiful images, love the little side table and didn't know it was made in that version. I posted yesterday a home in MN where the woman used a knock-off from Ikea in her breakfast room. Nothing Chinoiserie about the room though....

Amanda said...

oh those are FANTASTIC!!! I want one so badly now!

Style Redux 2 said...

CC-I love that size!

Style Redux 2 said...

Karena-Such a classic.

Appletree said...

good finds!

Style Redux 2 said...

Abby-The Saarinen has many avantages over a man.

Style Redux 2 said...

Susie-The Saarinen table really does work in any setting.

bazaarofserendipity said...

I love the tulip table. Nice that Ikea has the affordable option! It fits perfect in these small little spaces!



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Style Redux 2 said...

Amanda-A true classic.

Style Redux 2 said...

Amanda-A true classic.

Style Redux 2 said...

Appletree-Some great ideas.

Style Redux 2 said...

Bazaar of Serendipity-It's great for small dining areas.

A Perfect Gray said...

wonderful post - great photos. Thanks!

Style Redux 2 said...

A Perfect Gray-Thank you for stopping by.

Lauren Strother said...

I just scored a fabulous marble top Saarinen table for a steal and cannot wait to get it into place in my kitchen. Trying to decide what fabric to recover my kitchen chairs in and I'm LOVING the use of the Imperial Trellis. Happy Friday!