Friday, January 25, 2013

Readers' Requests Series - Styling the Chinoiserie Mantel

Tory Burch
 We are starting today a new series on Chinoiserie decorating questions that followers have submitted to me. I selected this topic submission because I find that most people and clients struggle with styling their mantel. I also think that most "rules" on decorating the mantel are nonsense and made to be broken - symmetrical or asymmetrical, simple or layered, formal or eclectic, a mirror or art - it's really all a matter of your style and having a good eye. Here are my tips for adding Chinoiserie style to your mantel.

1. Chinoiserie Wallpaper or Hand-painted Chinoiserie Mural






2. A Pair of Ginger Jars




3. Foo Dogs



4. Pagodas



5. Chinoiserie on the Floor/Hearth





6. Chinoiserie Mantels -





7. Blue and White Chinese Porcelain










8. A Collection of Monochromatic Chinese Vases -



4 comments:

ddu said...

Beautiful images, thanks!

Karen Albert said...

So many superb examples Beth! I will be pinning some of these! Love the green with black ginger jars and garden stool image a LOT!

Xoxo
Karena
New 2013 Artists Series

dwellonthese said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for brightening up a gloomy-weather Friday!

Jen

MrsCrichton-Browne said...

Wish I had a mantle to decorate..... Beautiful!
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