If you are drawn to Chinoiserie, you have probably thought of it in rooms like a foyer, powder room, dining room, or bedroom. But why not the kitchen? You will notice that in each of these examples, Chinoiserie touches are used in white kitchens to really great effect. The first kitchen above looks like a typical apartment kitchen. The one wall of gold Chinoiserie paper is a dramatic and unexpected choice and defines a separate eating area. I also love the addition of the Saarinen table and X-benches. The white kitchen below is transformed by the use of red and white Chinese toile on the chair backs. I love this kitchen.
Here again a white kitchen dramatically changed by this vibrant Indian cotton.
Here is a real lover of Chinoiserie. Note the blue and white Chinese porcelain, the Chinoiserie art by the brilliant artist Anne Harwell, the Chinese Chippendale counter stools with Brunschwig & Fils Chinoiserie toile seats, the pagoda lantern, even a Chinoiserie toile as the computer wallpaper. This is my kitchen in case you haven't guessed. Thank you so much to Anne Harwell for the lovely mention today on Annechovie. No other blogger has been more supportive of me starting my two blogs. I have four of her works of art near my blogging spot as daily inspiration.