Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Bunny Williams

Bunny Williams

This is a perfect vignette by Bunny Williams. Let's deconstruct some of its elements -

*Robin's egg blue walls
*An antique black and gold Chinese chest
*Blue and white Chinese porcelain
*A lovely little chair in pink and cream striped silk taffeta
*An eclectic piece of art
*A fabulous mirror
*A casual rug
*My favorite color palette of pink, blue, black, and gold

Monday, January 16, 2017

Scalamandre Chi'en Dragon

Catherine Brown Paterson - House Beautiful

A stunning blue bedroom featuring one of my favorite fabrics - Scalamandre Chi'en Dragon. This room has nine different shades of blue. Note the Tiffany blue walls and ceiling - Benjamin Moore Blue Bonnet, the pair of white garden stools, the fretwork bed linens by Jane Wilner, side tables by Oomph, lamps by Circa Lighting, and the beautiful pagoda cornices.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Chinoiserie Living Room

Celerie Kemble - Architectural Digest

This is one of the prettiest rooms I've seen in a while. Let's look at some of its elements -

*A color palette of pink, coral, blue, gray, black, and green - my favorites
*Lots of pattern
*A zigzag rug
*Velvet
*Chinoiserie wallpaper
*Woodwork painted gloss black
*Gilded brackets with Chinese vases

I love the round settee called a borne settee, a French piece dating back to Napoleonic France. Here is another example below.

Massucco Warner Miller

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Saturday Inspiration

Kirill Istomin

Perhaps my favorite Chinoiserie trend for 2017 is that we will be seeing a resurgence of layered traditional Chinoiserie.