Monday, January 31, 2011
Head over to this interior decorator's Etsy store for great deals on some of the world's finest Chinoiserie fabrics like Cowtan and Tout, Brunschwig & Fils, Clarence House, and Schumacher. Perfect yardage for smaller projects like pillows, chair seats, or a roman shade that will really elevate the WOW! factor in any room.
I just purchased one of these Nate Berkus Porcelain Ikat Bowls. At $29.99, I think it has great style. It's also quite large-10 1/2 inches, so it will make a statement wherever you put it. I especially love the gold pattern.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Have you heard about the new online source for high end home furnishings at up to 70% off retail? I just joined and it looks very promising. Like One Kings Lane, it is a private, members only site offering limited time sales events with daily sales starting at 11 AM ET. Click on this link to join:
I am crazy about these ostrich pillows in this Chinoiserie bedroom from Lonny. Below are high and low versions in fabulous colors.
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Thursday, January 27, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Can you spot my latest finds? On the extreme left is a tiny Blanc de Chine goddess from my favorite consignment shop for $8.00. She the smallest I have and so sweet. At the far right are the cutest Ikat Mini Bowls from Anthropologie for $8.00 each. Click photos to enlarge. I'll be enjoying everything from indoors as DC is about to get hit with our first real winter storm of the season.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Colored glassware is a very hot trend that works beautifully with Chinoiserie china patterns. Unfortunately, it can be pricey and hard to find. Caspari is stocking these fun Moroccan tea glasses in fabulous colors for only $7.50 a glass. Joe Nye's wonderful book Flair has great examples of pairing Chinoiserie linens and china with colorful glassware.
Monday, January 24, 2011
It drives me nuts when guests bring wine as hostess gifts to my cocktail parties with no name on it so I don't know whom to thank. These personalized Chinoiserie Boatman Geller wine tags solve the problem when I'm the guest and with great Chinoiserie style. Lots of ink colors and type styles allow personalization. Find them here.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Yesterday I posted about a wonderful deal on one of Chinoiserie Chic's favorite fabrics Le Lac. This same Etsy seller also has another one of our top Chinoiserie fabrics available, Clarence House The Vase by David Hicks. Everyone will remember Mef Braff's wonderful foyer done in The Vase wallpaper. Click here to buy 3 yards in my favorite colorway at a great price for this iconic fabric. Stunning for the blue and white Chinoiserie room. Think about a roman shade, pillows, or chair seats.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
This style bamboo chair I saw today on One Kings Lane is a great alternative to our beloved Chinese Chippendale chair. It works beautifully in virtually any room of the house and is especially wonderful with cushions in one of our favorite Chinoiserie fabrics. Be on the lookout for vintage chairs like these.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Did anyone else grab a wonderful Paul Montgomery hand painted panel yesterday on One Kings Lane? They sold out faster than you could say "Chinoiserie." Above is the pair of Canton Garden panels I was able to get. Click to enlarge.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Turn your own bathroom into a bamboo garden using Carleton V's Havana as in this wonderful blue and white bath by designer Gideon Mendelson featured in House Beautiful. I would however much prefer white towels with a blue monogram.