Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Top Chinoiserie Fabrics #6


Feng Shui by Scalamandre, Pattern #26621, is a more colorful and contemporary version of Scalamandre's Gator, a classic damask. One of the loveliest design features is the ogee framework encircling the figures and architectural motifs. It is ideally suited for pillows and chair seats. The understated but modern color palette of shrimp, lime, butter, turquoise, fuschia, and beige is very adaptable. The photo above shows Feng Shui in fuschia on the chair in this stunning bathroom by Mary Watkins Wood in the May 2010 issue of House Beautiful. I also love her advice to use a rug instead of a bath mat in the bathroom. "It was made to withstand a lot more wear than the occasional wet foot." In addition to the antique Chinese rug, the garden stool and red lacquer coat trees create a beautiful Chinoiserie bath. This elegant Chinoiserie fabric is a perfect choice for dining room chairs.







6 comments:

Pigtown-Design said...

Gorgeous! I do love the colourways on this print.

Averill said...

A lovely print. Also agree with Mary on the rug -- I have a rug in my master bath and I only wish I'd done it sooner. It makes the whole room.

drew said...

Gorgeous colors! I love the rug in the bathroom. It makes it feel so elegant!

Style Redux 2 said...

Meg-These would work perfectly in my home.

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-The kitchen too!

Style Redux 2 said...

Drew-It really defines the room.