Thursday, May 13, 2010

Children's Chinoiserie


Interior design for the nursery and child's room is finally coming into its own. People have at long last realized that children's rooms can reflect the style and quality of the rest of your home, but still be age appropriate. With its joyful and whimsical nature, Chinoiserie style is a natural. Pagodas, Chinoiserie toiles and wallpapers, faux bamboo chandeliers, singerie, monkeys, and elephants are all examples of Chinoiserie elements that will work perfectly. We will start with a look at some lovely examples by interior designers followed by some of my favorite sources. Above is a wonderful girl's bedroom by Ruthie Sommers.

Ruthie Sommers




Melissa Rufty



Jonathan Adler


Massucco Warner Miller


Barrie Benson


Art by Paige Gemmel of Henri Paige Designs





Art by Harrison Howard






Quadrille and China Seas for Quadrille fabric and wallpaper









Thibaut fabric and wallpaper






Fromental wallpaper




Furnishings from The Well Appointed House
















16 comments:

La Bonbonniere said...

These are the most beautiful children's rooms I've ever seen! Thank you!

Sarah @ Maison Boheme said...

Wow... what a wonderful collection of Chinoiserie for children! Gorgeous post!

graceabounding said...

wonderful! i saw some great things for my little girl's bedroom - i am still hoping to see that framed caspari project you mentioned beth -

bazaarofserendipity said...

I just love those prints! such a cute idea for a kids room!

Also I wanted you to know I mentioned you on my blog today :)
http://bazaarofserendipity.blogspot.com/2010/05/chinoiserie.html

ashlina {the decorista} said...

ok. now. seriously. my blog wants to be your blogs best friend.
I LOVE THIS POST. gorgeousness all over it! :)
gawsh. i cant get over how much i love chinoiserie

Style Redux 2 said...

La Bonbonniere-Thanks for stopping by.

Style Redux 2 said...

Sarah-Thanks-glad you enjoyed it.

Style Redux 2 said...

Grace-I will post on that Caspari project soon.

Henri Paige Designs said...

What a beautiful,beautiful post, and I am so honored to be a part of it! Thank you so much for including my work amongst all of my favorite designers, fabrics and styles! Your blog just never disappoints! Have a fantastic weekend, and thank you again. Paige Gemmel

Style Redux 2 said...

Bazaar of Serendipity-Thanks for the mention.

Style Redux 2 said...

Ashlina-;-)

Style Redux 2 said...

Paige-You are very welcome.

Averill said...

Some great ideas, Beth. Particularly love the artwork from Well-Appointed Home. They'd make a Well-Appointed Nursery, indeed.

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-Some great pieces.

Mari said...

Gorgeous...sigh!

Style Redux 2 said...

Mari-Check out today's post!