Thursday, July 31, 2014

Chinoiserie DIY


I really like how this formal Louis XV bergere chair finished in silver has been upholstered in a fun Chinoiserie fabric for a great mix. You can find it here or copy this idea yourself.



Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Life with Margot


Many of you have asked for an update on our new Japanese Chin puppy Margot. She is doing great, eating and sleeping well and getting along with her big sister Izzy. An interesting fact about the Japanese Chin is that although it is famous for its importance to Japanese royalty, it originated in China. So Margot is very Chinoiserie Chic!

I also managed to finish my garage makeover and hope to take some pictures of it soon. My daughter Kate moves in a week, so we are knee deep in getting her packed. Life is crazy busy but wonderful. We are even having gorgeous, unseasonably cool weather here in DC. Life is good.

Margot


Margot

Izzy

Margot's Dad

Margot's Mom


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Charlotte Moss and Chinoiserie


From Veranda,  the summer home of Charlotte Moss in East Hampton.









Monday, July 28, 2014

The Chinoiserie Entry

Thomas Britt - Architectural Digest

This entryway, with its walls, windows, and doors lacquered in Chinese red and leopard carpet would be the perfect introduction to a Chinoiserie filled apartment. Note too the marbleized woodwork.

And a big thank you to Tina from The Enchanted Home for including my laundry room in her post today.