Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Red Chinoiserie Bookcase


I am working on a post on red Chinoiserie and I stumbled upon this photo from my archives. What a great way to turn a bookcase into a Chinoiserie focal point by painting it red and adding some Chinoiserie accessories. Wonderful!

6 comments:

Alexandra Rae said...

Love this! Reminds me my husband's small den many houses ago. I painted it all this same red, mouldings, bookcases and all. Then added boiserie which I very lightly glazed with a gold leaf paint. With black pagoda shades on the sconces, it felt very much like this photo. Can you picture it with a emerald velvet and leopard pillows on the daybed. Never finished the pillows and, sadly, I never photographed it. :( This photo inspires me to consider it all again.

Debby Lee said...

I love red in any room. It is so bold, warm and inviting. Looks fab on the bookcase!

Vickie H. said...

Be still, my heart!!! So wonderful! Hope you saw Joni's post from yesterday: the dining room of Covetable Design....exquisite and not to be missed. Red is IT!!!!

Style Redux 2 said...

Alexandra Rae-I wish you had photos!

Style Redux 2 said...

Debby Lee-Hope you've read today's post on red!

Style Redux 2 said...

Vickie-The dining room is stunning!