From The October 2010 issue of House Beautiful, I love this girl's bedroom by the wonderful interior designer Melissa Rufty, with her very clever use of gold faux bamboo end tables with colorful storage underneath. You are never too young for Chinoiserie!
Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
From their gorgeous New York City home, Kate and Andy Spade's entryway with Chinoiserie chest, gray walls, antique mirror, gallery style art, and eclectic objets d'art. See the entire home in The Selby here.
Friday, February 25, 2011
In response to my post this past Monday on Orange Chinoiserie, Marie of Marie Arden Pink Living sent me these beautiful pictures of her library set for lunch for Tablescape Thursday. I adore the wall color, the traditional and feminine style, all the Chinoiserie flourishes, and my favorite food sushi!
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
My favorite paint company, Farrow & Ball, has come out with its new colors for 2011. My favorite is this incredibly dramatic Charlotte's Locks. This could be used to great effect in the Chinoiserie room. Here is some inspiration.
Below, paint a Chinese Chippendale chair orange or a bamboo chair orange as in this room by Heather Collins.
Paint the legs of a faux bamboo stool orange as here.
Paint your walls orange-this room is by Sara Story with wallpaper, but the same result could be achieved with stenciling or faux painting.
Paint one wall orange as below from Domicile Interior Design.
Or perhaps a ceiling as here by Lynn Amon.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Isn't this fun? It's an original 1979 Brunschwig & Fils Chinoiserie print ad I found on eBay for $9.95. Click it to enlarge. I received it in the mail yesterday. I plan to frame it myself in a gold bamboo frame. The temperature is headed for 74 degrees today in DC-hope everyone has a great long weekend.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
I'm sure that everyone has seen the fabulous bar of Jamie Meares of I Suwanee in the premier issue of High Gloss Magazine. With its wonderful use of Scalamandre's Zebra wallpaper, it highlights the way one can use a single roll of amazing wallpaper to great effect. Here are other wonderful ideas from Lonny below-above kitchen cabinets, in a hutch or armoire, framed in a vintage frame, or mounted on boards as art. On Etsy, eBay, and estate sales, one can often find a single vintage or designer roll perfect for one of these applications. Or splurge on one roll of high end paper that will become the focal point of the room.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
I love the color of these vases-I especially like the double gourd, from The Source Collection for $20 each. Use Code VALENTINE through February 16th to receive 10% off your order.
Ready for spring? These Pottery Barn linens will turn your bed into a de Gournay inspired retreat at a very budget friendly price. Click here for the Sylvie Organic Duvet Cover and Sham with special pricing and here for the Embroidered Rose and Bluebird Pillow Covers.