Sunday, August 31, 2014

Autumn Chinoiserie

Manuel Canovas
 Are you getting ready for the colors of autumn? My mother died a long time ago, but today is her birthday. She adored the earth tones - the colors of fall - orange, gold, brown, and burgundy. She dressed in them and decorated her home in them. Do you decorate with these colors? I am the opposite, gravitating to all the pastels.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014


Benjamin Moore Iced Lavender

I am starting to plan a room in my home that will be painted in a pale lavender. Have any of you used lavender in your own home? I would love paint color suggestions. The one above is Benjamin Moore Iced Lavender and I like it very much. I have never used this color in my home and I think it will work beautifully with Chinoiserie, especially blue and white Chinese porcelain. I'd love any ideas on sophisticated lavender paint colors.

Charlotte Moss

Carolyne Roehm

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Balloon Shade

Last week I did a post showing a Chinoiserie balloon shade that elicited strong reactions both for and against its use in interior design today. I personally love a beautifully done balloon curtain and its variations like the London shade. I thought I would post a few more favorites, many combined with Chinoiserie.


The Enchanted Home

House Beautiful

Perch New Orleans

Melissa Rufty

Alessandra Branca

Architectural Digest

Cottages & Gardens