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.



Friday, January 13, 2017

Chinoiserie Trends 2017 - Green & White

Mallory Mathison - Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

This wonderful dining room has many elements we will be seeing more of this year. First, as I featured in my Chinoiserie Trends for 2017, green will be big this year. 

Another Chinoiserie trend this year will be mixing white Chinese porcelain, with blue and white Chinese porcelain, or as here with Celadon.