Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The Chinoiserie Dressing Room

Maya Nairn home in Austin - Domino
I have posted on many dressing rooms with Chinoiserie style, but this has become an instant favorite. I'd love to see other shots of it, but I am loving the -

*Chinoiserie wallpaper
*Coral bench
*Marble floor

The hand painted Chinoiserie wallpaper is from Richard Holton of Holton Arts. I don't think there is a better spot in the home to use a hand painted Chinoiserie wallpaper than a woman's dressing room. It is much more cost effective, with a smaller space to deal with, and can be used on just one wall. It is also a great room to go unabashedly feminine, regardless of the aesthetic of the rest of your abode.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Chinoiserie Bathroom

Shophouse Design
 I have posted about hundreds of bathrooms and powder rooms, but this is definitely one that everyone loves and keeps asking about. The wallpaper is Cole & Son Fontainebleau, a real stunner, and perfect here juxtaposed against an all white bathroom.

This wallpaper depicts a wonderfully exuberant ‘tree of life,' inspired by the Palace of Fontainebleau outside Paris. Comprising leafy stems upon which are perched a flock of exotic and colourful birds, this wallpaper design is presented in two colourways of rose pinks on duck egg and fuchsia and emerald greens on a neutral ground.

Here it is in the other color way -


Monday, August 22, 2016

The Chinoiserie Dining Room

Mark D. Sikes - House Beautiful
If you enjoyed the foyer from yesterday, here is another gorgeous room from the same Manhattan Park Avenue apartment by Mark D. Sikes. The dining room features a red, white, and blue palette like the entryway with Chinoiserie wallpaper, bamboo chairs, and a blue leather banquette.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Chinoiserie Foyer

Mark D. Sikes - House Beautiful
Yes, you read this right, this is the foyer in a Manhattan apartment done by L.A. designer Mark D. Sikes. Favorite features include -

*A pair of Chinese garden stools from John Rosselli Antiques
*Wallpapered ceiling
*Leopard rug
*Bamboo Chinese Chippendale chair
*Bamboo side table
*Carrying the Schumacher silk braid Bernal from the linen covered slipper sofa up onto the walls
*Walls edged in red trim