Monday, February 28, 2011

Melissa Rufty Chinoiserie

From The October 2010 issue of House Beautiful, I love this girl's bedroom by the wonderful interior designer Melissa Rufty, with her very clever use of gold faux bamboo end tables with colorful storage underneath. You are never too young for Chinoiserie!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday Etsy Finds

Three lovely Chinoiserie pieces from Meg of Pigtown Design's Etsy shop. See them here.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Kate and Andy Spade Chinoiserie

From their gorgeous New York City home, Kate and Andy Spade's entryway with Chinoiserie chest, gray walls, antique mirror, gallery style art, and eclectic objets d'art. See the entire home in The Selby here.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Orange Chinoiserie from Marie Arden Pink Living

In response to my post this past Monday on Orange Chinoiserie, Marie of Marie Arden Pink Living sent me these beautiful pictures of her library set for lunch for Tablescape Thursday. I adore the wall color, the traditional and feminine style, all the Chinoiserie flourishes, and my favorite food sushi!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Red and White Chinoiserie Bath

Here are three great examples of how a red and white Chinoiserie wallpaper can transform a bathroom. Above, Kate and Andy Spade's bathroom from The Selby. Just below, Ashley Whittaker's design featured in House Beautiful. Bottom, Meg Braff's bath from House Beautiful.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Chinoiserie Candles

From Seda France, these Jardins du Seda France two wick candles have hand painted Chinoiserie ceramic containers with gardens and pagodas in scents and colors perfect for any or every room in your house.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

More Chinoiserie Chic Cheap Fabrics

Can you believe that this classic and elegant Duralee Chinoiserie toile called Imperial Journey in black and red in 100% cotton is $15.99 a yard?

Monday, February 21, 2011

Orange Chinoiserie

My favorite paint company, Farrow & Ball, has come out with its new colors for 2011. My favorite is this incredibly dramatic Charlotte's Locks. This could be used to great effect in the Chinoiserie room. Here is some inspiration.

Below, paint a Chinese Chippendale chair orange or a bamboo chair orange as in this room by Heather Collins.

Paint the legs of a faux bamboo stool orange as here.

Paint your walls orange-this room is by Sara Story with wallpaper, but the same result could be achieved with stenciling or faux painting.

Paint one wall orange as below from Domicile Interior Design.

Or perhaps a ceiling as here by Lynn Amon.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Joss and Main Trina Turk

Fabulous Shanghai Links Needlepoint Eyeglass Cases today on Joss & Main for $19.95. Click here to join:

Elle Decor Design Insiders' Weekly Finds

Check out my little blurb yesterday on Elle Decor Design Insiders' Weekly Finds.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Fun Find

Isn't this fun? It's an original 1979 Brunschwig & Fils Chinoiserie print ad I found on eBay for $9.95. Click it to enlarge. I received it in the mail yesterday. I plan to frame it myself in a gold bamboo frame. The temperature is headed for 74 degrees today in DC-hope everyone has a great long weekend.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Lot With a Little

I'm sure that everyone has seen the fabulous bar of Jamie Meares of I Suwanee in the premier issue of High Gloss Magazine. With its wonderful use of Scalamandre's Zebra wallpaper, it highlights the way one can use a single roll of amazing wallpaper to great effect. Here are other wonderful ideas from Lonny below-above kitchen cabinets, in a hutch or armoire, framed in a vintage frame, or mounted on boards as art. On Etsy, eBay, and estate sales, one can often find a single vintage or designer roll perfect for one of these applications. Or splurge on one roll of high end paper that will become the focal point of the room.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

World Market Chinoiserie

If you are looking for some very budget friendly ways to freshen up your place for spring, World Market is filled with great Chinoiserie items. Here are some of my favorites.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Turquoise Chinoiserie Vases

I love the color of these vases-I especially like the double gourd, from The Source Collection for $20 each. Use Code VALENTINE through February 16th to receive 10% off your order.

The Chinoiserie Bed

Ready for spring? These Pottery Barn linens will turn your bed into a de Gournay inspired retreat at a very budget friendly price. Click here for the Sylvie Organic Duvet Cover and Sham with special pricing and here for the Embroidered Rose and Bluebird Pillow Covers.