Thursday, June 30, 2011
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.
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.
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 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?
|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|
|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 and pagoda lampshade|
|Blue and white Chinese porcelain ginger jars and lamps and potted orchid in bamboo cachepot|
|Rattan and bamboo stools|
|Mounted calligraphy brushes|
|Greek key trim|
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
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.
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.
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.