Saturday, January 21, 2017

Beautiful Color Choices

David Kaihoi - House Beautiful

Such a gorgeous color palette - a beautiful purple with a glimpse into a stunning pink Chinoiserie bedroom. The purple is Benjamin Moore's Purple Haze. The Empire table does double duty as the dining table in this tiny NYC apartment. The entire apartment is 390 square feet. The floors are actually painted in Benjamin Moore Hale Navy and White Down.

The bedroom wallpaper is salvaged hand painted 18th century Chinoiserie wallpaper found at auction and patched together in a collage. The trundle bed is for their young daughter. I especially like the Hudson Bay blanket - an interesting choice.

My Chinoiserie dollhouse master bedroom was inspired by this bedroom - I papered the walls in paper salvaged from a de Gournay diffuser box.

The Chinoiserie Bedroom

Architectural Digest

This bedroom is a lovely example of mixing modern and traditional which is the essence of Chinoiserie Chic. Classic hand painted Chinoiserie wallpaper by Gracie and silk taffeta Brunschwig & Fils curtains are juxtaposed against a minimalist mirror and Frank J. Boros art.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Warning - Construction Zone

Chinoiserie Chic may look buggy today as we make some exciting changes and updates to Chinoiserie Chic. Thanks for your understanding.

Thursday, January 19, 2017


One Kings Lane
I have always loved symmetry and had to keep looking at the number of matching pairs in this room -
including the chairs, pillows, lamps, art, side tables, chests, and roman shades.

I do love the color palette - pink and green, the soft blue/gray walls, the green Chinese chests, the pop of the red Chinese gourd lamps, and the roman shades banded in navy blue.

Symmetry can make a room look more formal and finished, but are there too many pairs? What do you think?