Friday, October 21, 2016

Styling the Chinoiserie Bar - The Ginger Jar

Mark D. Sikes

A very elegant example of how to style the Chinoiserie bar using a blue and white ginger jar and a potted white orchid.  I love how the bottle of Bombay Sapphire Gin picks up the blue - I AWAYS have a bottle on my bar.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

More Styling the Chinoiserie Bar

Jamie Meares - I Suwanee

If you have a bar nook, why not wallpaper it as Jamie did here in her home with a great paper like Scalamandre Zebras wallpaper? A small amount of Chinoiserie wallpaper would do the trick with major impact. The pair of pagoda lamps and collection of small blue and white ginger jars add of course to the Chinoiserie styling.


Here is another great example with a kitchen bar nook wallpapered in banana leaf wallpaper.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

New Series - Styling the Chinoiserie Bar

I feel like having some fun the next few days with my top tips for styling your bar with Chinoiserie Chic style. As you know, bars and bar carts are all the rage, I have two, and I love styling and restyling them.

We start with a great pick - Monkey Shoulder. I am not generally a fan of blended scotch, preferring single malts, but this is a blend of three famous single malts. It is wonderful neat, on ice, or in cocktails - it makes a killer scotch and lime. And it very well priced.

Moreover, the bottle is gorgeous with its trio of brass monkeys perched on the shoulder. So cute. And Chinoiserie as well as monkeys are such a favorite subject to depict. Here it is below on a bar. Note that all the bottles are empty or near empty. Either they are for display or this blogger likes her cocktails.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016


Mark D. Sikes

One statement piece of Chinoiserie can transform a room, adding drama and interest. The scale of this blue and white Chinese fish bowl with palm is perfect.  I love to add lots of moss to the top as here adding textural interest.