Friday, April 30, 2010

Joe Nye's Chinoiserie Flair


I have just finished reading interior designer Joe Nye's just released first book on entertaining entitled Flair and I loved it. Nye covers flowers, invitations, and table settings, much of it reflecting his love of Chinoiserie. The table settings are stunning. If you enjoy entertaining, Joe Nye's wonderful sense of style, and Chinoiserie, you too will love this book. My favorite ideas include:
1. Bamboo flatware
2. Pink carnations
3. Mixing new and vintage china
5. Mixing silver flatware
6. Colored glassware
7. Black candles
8. Chinoiserie tablecloths
9. Mixing high and low end pieces
10. Using inherited pieces with a modern touch
11. Chinoiserie galore!

Next week I will give you my high/low sources for these gorgeous looks, many from my own china closet as well as my own tips for setting a Chinoiserie table. Stay tuned!







18 comments:

Pemberley said...

I need to get that book! Looking forward to next week.

Precious and Pink said...

Just ordered this book b/c of your post--it looks fab, can't wait to get it! Have a great week-end!

Pigtown-Design said...

WOW! That looks like a book i'd love to spend an afternoon curled up with.

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Mr. Nye's book looks like great fun. Looking forward to next week Beth!

Verandah House said...

I have just purchased this book from Amazon, cant wait to get my copy! how I love the pink plates on the cover, do you know where they are from? you have a gorgeous blog I'm a huge fan on anything chinoiserie!

Style Redux 2 said...

Pemberley-I know you'll enjoy it.

Style Redux 2 said...

Precious and Pink-Let me know what you think.

Style Redux 2 said...

Meg-Sounds perfect.

Style Redux 2 said...

Deb-It has given me some excellent ideas.

Style Redux 2 said...

Verandah House-The plates are by Isis Ceramics.

sophiedahydesigns said...

I have read about his book, but after seeing your photos, I am ordering it. FABULOUS!! I have loved the Isis products for years. The blue is lovely.

Style Redux 2 said...

Sophiedahydesigns-You'll love it.

Merlin said...

Your "blog post" is amazing. It never disappoints. THANKS!! franki

Style Redux 2 said...

Merlin-Thanks for your lovely comment.

Oakley said...

Hi - did you know that you can get the pretty chinoiserie pink plates that are featured on the front of Jo Nye's book 'Flair' from Isis Ceramics. They are an nglish compnay based in Oxford. You can contact them on sales@isisceramics.com or at www.isisceramics.com

Marissa said...

I'm searching for a tablecloth just like the one on the cover! Does the book mention where it's from?

Style Redux 2 said...

Marissa-It's Travers Musique Chinoise fabric.

KD said...

Can anyone identify the fabric used on the entrance chair? Thankyou