Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A Chinoiserie Quiz

House Beautiful
Who will be the first to figure out and leave a comment as to what all these dining rooms have in common besides their use of Chinoiserie? The answer and some discussion at a noon ET update.

Update - Yeah Karen of Fair Oaks! OK you smarty pants, that didn't take long. Yesterday Little Black Door did a post on rugless dining rooms. It made me realize how many of the Chinoiserie dining rooms I love are sans rugs, as is my own dining room. It has lots of advantages -

*Saves money - a great large rug does not come cheap
*Fresh and clean - it creeps me out thinking of the crumbs and food hiding in dining room rugs
*A modern look
*A nice contrast to the pretty Chinoiserie elements, preventing the dreaded "twee"

Beth Webb

Barrie Benson

Adam Lippes

Michael S. Smith

Joe Nye

Thomas Jayne

Phoebe Howard

Phoebe Howard

Phoebe Howard 
David Mitchell

Traditional Home

Charlotte Moss

Palmer Weiss

Martyn Lawence Bullard 
Ruthie Sommers

The Beach Studios

Tinsley Mortimer

John Loecke

John Loecke


M. Design Interiors

Lonny

House Beautiful


12 comments:

Karen of Fair Oaks said...

Wood floors, no carpet??

Carol said...

I came up with the same thing as Karen. Bare floors.

My Crafty Home Life said...

They are on your blog.

Elpoo said...

vases?

Ellen @Color Calling said...

Such pretty rooms! I would be willing to bet, though, that at least a few of these rooms "have" rugs but that the rugs were pulled up for the photo shoot. Think acoustics in some of those huge rooms.

Karena said...

So true because Chinoiserie can be quite detailed and decorative! Sans rugs brings out the best of the rest of the rooms features!

Xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

the designers muse said...

No Carpets! Which is a look I love in a dining room. Very fun. Thanks for sharing.
Jennifer

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Stunning post, Jennifer. I lvoe rugless dining rooms.
Happy Tuesday.
Teresa
xoxo

therelishedroost said...

One of our clients opted out of a dining room rug and at first I was disappointed , but when photographed I really like it . I love the images chosen!!

Kathleen said...

I went rugless in the dining room about 12 months ago. The space feels bigger in my small dining room without a rug defining the space (and "loosing" the 2-3 feet around it as it only felt as big as the carpet). Such lovely pictures.

Meredith@HighCottonStyle said...

Beautiful floral center pieces?! Beautiful chandeliers?!

Jackie said...

I've never put rugs in my dining room. Or in any of my rooms. I love looking at my hardwoods.