Thursday, June 30, 2011

Vintage Chinoiserie Pagoda Display Cabinet

If I had my very own Chinoiserie store, I think I would have to display Chinoiserie objets d'art on this pagoda display cabinet with hand painted Gracie center panel.


A very symmetrical living room-pairs of sofas, floor lamps, pillows, brackets, and blue and white Chinese porcelain. I especially like the oversized gold brackets with the large blue and white Chinese vases against the dark green velvet walls.

Summer Chinoiserie

From Coastal Living, a glorious porch with a green and white Chinoiserie palette-white Chinese Chippendale table and chairs, a green Chinese garden stool, and a green Chinese lantern. The essence of summer living.

Thibaut Elephants, Monkeys, and Tigers

From the Thibaut Classics Collection comes this charming and whimsical pattern called Azweema replete with elephants, monkeys, and tigers. Available in wallpaper and fabric. Perfect for a boy's room!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Chinoiserie Quiz

Chinoiserie wallpaper and Chinese garden stool

House Beautiful just did a piece online on 101 designer bedrooms. I found it fascinating how many included Chinoiserie. See how many Chinoiserie touches you can find. The answers are in the captions beneath each photo. Did you find them all?

Chinoiserie wallpaper

Bamboo blinds

Grasscloth walls and Chinese cabinet

Chinese paper lantern

Michael Devine Fretwork fabric on tester

Faux bamboo British Colonial bed and dresser

Faux bamboo chandelier

Wicker elephant side table

Coromandel screen

Bamboo table and grasscloth walls

Bamboo blinds and Chinese Chippendale side table

Chinoiserie wallpaper and fabric

Chinese Chippendale bench and Asian chest

Blanc de Chine lamp with parasol shade

Bamboo blinds

Bamboo blinds and pagoda lampshade

Blue and white Chinese porcelain ginger jars and lamps and potted orchid in bamboo cachepot

Rattan and bamboo stools

Elephant pillow

Mounted calligraphy brushes

Greek key trim

Bamboo blinds

Asian stools

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Faux Bamboo Etagere High/Low

The bamboo etagere is such a classic as in this room above by Meg Braff. Choose this faux bamboo Hollywood Regency etagere from LIV vintage-it is 74 inches tall and $150.00. Or check out the bottom one that is 48 inches tall and $1400.00 on 1st dibs.

Oscar de la Renta Punta Cana Chinoiserie

Here are my favorite rooms from Oscar de la Renta's Punta Cana beach house. Above, quite a collection of blue and white Chinese porcelain in the living room. It's a wonderful contrast to the dark wood floors and furniture. Below, the orchid in a Chinoiserie cachepot and the pagoda are lovely touches in this vivid green bedroom. Although not strictly speaking Chinoiserie, I had to show you this staircase with shells on brackets after my post yesterday on Thomas Burak's pagoda bedroom with the collection of blue and white Chinese porcelain on brackets.

Barbara Barry Indochine

Inspired by her travels through Asia, Barbara Barry has a new collection of fabrics, trims, carpet and decorative hardware for Kravet. The color palette is based on lotus, silver, lacquer, blanc de Chine, gold, and fig. Here is a little preview of Indochine.