Saturday, January 18, 2020

The Chinoiserie Bathroom

Edith-Anne Duncan Design

Now this is incredible. My compulsive side worries a bit about wallpaper on the ceiling in a bathroom, but this is beautiful. I love the pagoda etagere to hold towels, the gilded leaf chandelier, and the giant shell. My daughter found a shell like that at HomeGoods. The neutral palette creates a nice zen spa-like atmosphere as well. I have almost finished the master bath here and will share soon. Below is a peek. I love the blue and white dragon sinks I found.

My Master Bath

Friday, January 17, 2020

The Chinoiserie Bathroom

Brunschwig & Fils Xian

One of my favorite Chinoiserie patterns of all time - Brunschwig & Fils Xian. I have a pair of curtains in this fabric and a pair of Chinese Chippendale counter stools covered in it - looking for spots in the house for them. This bathroom is darling -  the gold mirror, the vanity, and the shelves are all wonderful. I wonder why they left the shelves bare though??? But with a pattern as dramatic as this, one can go pretty minimalist.

On a side note, does anyone have a favorite source for rare/unusual plants? I have a landscape degree and am a master gardener and I'm getting really getting into horticulture down here in Florida - I have been to three botanical gardens in the past two weeks. But of course what I fall in love with are obscure hard to find plants. Would love any favorite sources you might share.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Blue and White in Florida

Blue and White in My Kitchen

I am headed out today to tour the Edison Ford Winter Estates in Ft. Meyers. I thought I would share a blue and white vignette in my new home. Above is a favorite spot of mine in my kitchen. I bought this etagere a few years ago at Ikea and my daughter and I hand gold leafed it. (Ikea Vittsjo - cost for entire project under $100.) It previously housed her handbag collection - I have repurposed it to hold some of my blue and white Chinese porcelain collection with lots of vases at the ready as I am always arranging flowers. I have another great Ikea project I am excited to share in an upcoming post.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

A Sneak Peek

My Dining Room

This is a little peek at my house - the painting is a brand new acquisition from a wonderful art show and auction of local Sarasota artists to benefit Guide Dogs and Alzheimer's. The painting features a pair of roseate spoonbills that I also have in my backyard along with a zooful of animals. The house has ten foot ceilings which makes everything look great. I am excited to combine my Chinoiserie collection with some new Florida pieces as well. Headed to West Palm Beach soon for some great vintage shopping there.

Below is a quick shot of my lanai with lots of my blue and white Chinese porcelain.

My Lanai

Below is me winning first prize at the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party at a beautiful rooftop venue in Sarasota last month. I am definitely getting blonder down here!