Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Announcing the Next One Room Challenge

I am thrilled to announce that the next One Room Challenge is set to begin on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. I am so pleased to have been invited again - this is my 5th ORC. I have previously redone my kitchen, powder room, laundry room, and man cave, all with lots of Chinoiserie, of course.

This time, I have selected to do a Chinoiserie Chic ______________. Sorry, but it's top secret until October 1, as is the list of the other participants. Trust me, Linda has knocked it out of the ball park (little baseball analogy - go Nats!) this time.

And for those of you who would like to play along, the One Room Challenge Linking Party starts on Thursday, October 2, 2014. You can read more about it here. If you'd like to see the rooms I have done in the past One Room Challenges, you can click on the buttons in my sidebar.

Judging from the list of participants for this one, it will be spectacular. I am going to have to get my game on.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Chinoiserie DIY - Greek Key

Robert Brown - trim by Mary McDonald
I adore Greek key trim on curtains, but I am not a fan of dinky thin Greek key trim. My advice is to go big for maximum impact and drama.

House Beautiful

Anne Hepner

Traditional Home

Mary McDonald trim

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunday Inspiration

Ann Getty - Harpers Bazaar
The over the top Chinoiserie glamour of Anne Getty's San Francisco home. And below, my Sunday inspiration - Margot.