Friday, April 2, 2010

Chinoiserie Chic Returns with Michael Smith


After dozens of emails and comments decrying my decision to abandon Chinoiserie in favor of the boring, bland and banal Belgian look, I have reconsidered. One follower wrote that she was in tears all day, another is planning an intervention, another an exorcism, and another has suggested house arrest. Trust me, I have not been drinking the Kool-Aid-it was just my April Fool's version of a design War of the Worlds. I am pleased to announce that on Chinoserie Chic, de Gournay has defeated dumpster decor. Let's look today at a California home by Michael Smith. Don't miss the Chinese ancestor portraits and Chinoiserie cabinets in the living room juxtaposed against the red check curtains, the master bedroom with its de Gournay walls, celadon lamps, and garden stool, and the powder room wallpapered in Clarence House Shanghai Deco.













(Photos courtesy of House Beautiful)

15 comments:

Reggie Darling said...

You are a wicked girl, and you must be punished. Reggie was so horrified at your abandonment of the chic for the deadly dull, that he was unable to bring himself to comment. And now he finds that you were fun-ing us all along! Naughty, delightful Chic that you are...
Reggie

Vickie H. said...

That's more like it. 'Nuf said.

Have a great weekend.

sinnlighet said...

Love your blog, it's amazing!!

Agneta, Sweden

ilovelimegreen said...

I was delighted to find you a few weeks ago - please don't leave!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

I had to go back and read...very wickedly humorous indeed! As much as I love Mr. Smith...I think the bathroom above looks quite Belgian!!! Just shows anything in a small dose is a good thing!

Alicia said...

Hey I'd do what I'd have to to retain my fix. ;)
Gobsmacked by Michaels home. That first image is the cheery on top!!!
Have a glorious Easter weekend.

Style Redux 2 said...

Reggie-Just having some fun in this criticism averse design world. Hope you and Boy have a wonderful weekend.

Style Redux 2 said...

Vickie-Have a wonderful Easter weekend.

Karin said...

I die. Fabulous!

Style Redux 2 said...

I Love Lime Green-I promise I won't!

Style Redux 2 said...

Acanthus and Acorn-Hate the bathroom btw-doesn't go with the rest of the house.

Style Redux 2 said...

Alicia-Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Style Redux 2 said...

Karin-A wonderful house.

Alexandra Rae said...

This house is absolute Heaven! Or at least the accumulation of many virtuous past lives.

Style Redux 2 said...

Alexandra Rae-It is wonderful.