Monday, March 8, 2010

Chinoiserie Walls-A New Series


The most frequent email I receive is asking for well priced alternatives to the very gorgeous but very pricey Gracie, de Gournay, and Fromental hand painted silk wallcoverings. I will be bringing you a series on some alternative choices from budget to designer to give you the look of these wonderful Chinoiserie walls. Shown today is a new line from my beloved Farrow & Ball. The Chelsea Papers are based on 19th century silk jacquards. These papers have great depth as they are made using actual Farrow & Ball paint, unlike other wallpapers which use printer's inks. Click here to view them and to order free samples. The Peony and Wisteria patterns are available in twenty colorways each. As these wallpapers use real F & B paint, it also works perfectly to use the paper on one wall and paint the other walls with a matching paint color. This will be a fun series and any ideas you have to add to mine would be most welcome.




















10 comments:

Appletree said...

those are gorgeous, my fave is the wisteria with the gold and black.

Averill said...

The great thing about F&B is that you can't go wrong. All of their colors and patterns are spot-on. It's fool-proof decorating!

Karena said...

Oh, I adore the pale yellow and white (silver) It is gorgeous!! Great selections.

Karena
Art by Karena

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Kate Coveny Hood said...

These are lovely. I've always loved wallpaper in theory (my textile obessesion would make it impossible for me not to), but I've never considered using it over paint. I think I might be ready to try it in a small room or vestibule...but only after my children stop taking pens to my walls!

Chic Coles said...

We have a winter house in NH that these would be perfect for! The blues and grays are my favorite ones.

Style Redux 2 said...

Appletree-Isn't that gorgeous?

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-So well said. I tell people time and time again who are driving themselves crazy over paint colors to look at F & B. Their choices are limited and all gorgeous.

Style Redux 2 said...

Karena-I'll stop by!

Style Redux 2 said...

Kate-Starting small like a powder room, hall, or closet is a great idea.

Style Redux 2 said...

CC-Lovely colors.