Tuesday, May 18, 2010

English Chinoiserie


The two most classic pairings of Chinoiserie are with English or French furniture and design. In the Southern Accents 2009 Riverhills Showhouse, a taste of the English countryside was brought to Texas. I have featured the many rooms that incorporated Chinoiserie. For a complete tour, click here. Note the antique Chinese and Japanese porcelain, de Gournay wallpaper, Siamese figures, foo dogs, framed Chinese needlepoint, screen, Chinoiserie fabrics, and Chinoiserie chandeliers, all combined with English furniture for an elegant and traditional look.










20 comments:

Vickie H. said...

Beth, thank you for the reminder of this beautiful home. My husband and I drove over from Dallas one weekend to tour Southern Accents' last offering and it was definitely worth the trip. Every threshold we crossed held additional beautiful Chinoiserie touches that were irresistable. I know that all the decorative pieces in this house were for sale at the end of the tour so some very lucky people took home some breathtaking items. My skinny pocketbook never had a chance. Didn't matter to me: the place was glorious and not to be missed.

home before dark said...

Love the mix.

Hampton said...

the sun room-solarium? Is stunning-I wish I was sitting in there today (very gloomy and rainy here in NYC) Stop by and enter my give away--maybe you will be two times lucky! xx Barbara

*Chic Provence* said...

nice home!

Kit

ShirazandFrenchBlue said...

Love all the rooms but the purple bedroom, I love, love!

Kelly at Chatelaine Ranch said...

Beth, I love your blog and your style! I've given you two blog
awards - please go to my site and
look. Cheers! Kelly

Pemberley said...

I miss Southern Accents! RIP. Thank you for the walk down memory lane.

MAG DURU said...

hello, a very lovely posting and thanks for sharing.
stay blessed!

Ruby’s Upcycle Designs™ said...

Hi Beth, I'm your newest follower! What an absolutely stunning blog...and, I so miss Southern Accents! As a transplanted (New England) southerner, I need all the beautiful reminders of the south I can get!

Gorgeous home!
xoxo Beth

Style Redux 2 said...

Vickie-I'm really going to miss their showhouses.

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

All of the flowers, both in arrangements and fabrics, almost pop out of the photos. Love that.
Catherine

Style Redux 2 said...

Home Before Dark-Yes, it looks like it's been collected from all over the world.

Style Redux 2 said...

Barbara-Great giveaway-thanks for the head's up.

Style Redux 2 said...

Kit-Quite lovely.

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Kelly-Thanks so much.

Style Redux 2 said...

Shiraz and French Blue-Great colors!

Style Redux 2 said...

Pemberley-Yes, the magazine offerings are getting pretty slim.

Style Redux 2 said...

Mag Duru-Thanks for stopping by.

Style Redux 2 said...

Beth-Thanks for stopping by.

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Catherine-Very English.