Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Chinoiserie Library Dining Room


A very chic trend is combining the library and dining room into a multi-functional space. I love this trend, especially when combined with Chinoiserie elements. I have a Pinterest board on this subject as well. This is a lovely example, with a calming monochromatic color palette and a wonderful use of Chinese Chippendale chairs.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Labor Day

Carolyne Roehm

Labor Day is here and and summer is officially over. The garden centers are filled with chrysanthemums and it won't be long until I am headed to Trader Joe's for a trunkload of heirloom pumpkins. I hope everyone had a wonderful summer and is enjoying a great long weekend. My daughter and I have a fun day of our favorites planned today - a girl's day out of lunch and shopping. Tomorrow the school buses and traffic return!

Carolyne Roehm

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