Friday, March 12, 2010

Chinoiserie Walls-Black

Black walls have become quite the trend in interior design over the past few years. Adding a dose of Chinoiserie to the black gives it a real wow factor. Choices abound-black background wallpaper, black background art, stenciling, a large black Chinese screen in lieu of a black wall, or Chinoiserie furniture or accessories that will really pop against the black walls.

Kelley Proxmire

Sherrill Canet

Kelly Wearstler

Ryan Korban

Stenciled walls

Black background Chinoiserie art-Harrison Howard

Alessandra Branca

Black walls with Chinoiserie art

A black Chinese screen

Thibaut wallpaper

Fromental wallcovering

Farrow & Ball wallpaper


D.B. said...

I love black walls. I once upon a time had them in my dining room but I don't think my 1800 s.f. rental ranch can handle it. I've even had a black ceiling in a powder room, it was gorgeous. Thanks for the beautiful pics and your wonderful blog!

Chic Coles said...

It really does give a room a "wow factor." It is so dramatic and elegant at the same time.

La Maison Fou said...

I am liking the black colored walls....... instant glamour!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Ah beautiful! I've been drawn to black wallpaper lately.

I just blogged about that fab Nina Campbell black wallpaper that we all know and love from Domino.

Averill said...

That Fromental wallcovering is to die for.

I remember when my cousin painted her small formal living room black almost a decade ago -- everyone thought she was crazy, but really she was just way ahead of the curve.

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

I'll admit it is a trend I am not loving. That said, that Fromental wallcovering is to die may have changed my mind!

design traveller said...

I like the first photo, where is it from?

Karena said...

Love these images, have just used the shade in the Kelly Wearster pic, which to me is not black rather a deep green/ blue Prussian Blue I guess> Could just be the lighting though.

Art by Karena

Style Redux 2 said...

D.B.-Thank you! Maybe your next house they will work.

Style Redux 2 said...

CC-Some great looks.

Style Redux 2 said...

La Maison Fou-With Chinoiserie, black walls have that glamorous Hollywood Regency look.

Style Redux 2 said...

High Heeled Foot in the door-That's a wonderful wallpaper.

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-Fromental is gorgeous in any color.

Style Redux 2 said...

Susie-In general, I don't like it either. With Chinoiserie, it brings the black to life and I am starting to love it.

Style Redux 2 said...

Karena-Lighting and computer monitors do make things look different. It may be a Prussian blue, but black would work as well.