Wednesday, February 29, 2012

New at The Pink Pagoda

Double Dragon Giclee in Blue

Double Dragon Giclee in Hot Pink

Karges Chinoiserie Secretary/Bookcase at LIV Vintage

This incredible vintage Karges Chinoiserie Secretary/Bookcase would be such a show stopper in your home to display books, blue and white Chinese porcelain, blanc de Chine, or anything you choose. This very high end piece is black with Chinese red interior and gold leaf detailing. Two doors have woven brass, the others have beveled glass. The interior secretary has a gold leather writing surface.

Blue and White from Paul Montgomery Studio

Paul Montgomery Studio
This dining room with walls by Paul Montgomery Studio from the European Panoramic Collection was featured in 25 Most Beautiful Rooms magazine.

Blue and White at CurtainsMade4U

Plume Peacock
These beautiful blue and white fabrics are just a small sample of the hundreds of choices available at CurtainsMade4U - design your own curtains online in 3 easy steps and have them shipped to your door in 3 - 4 weeks.

Oceana Indigo

Yosca Blue

Kandar Indigo

Sultana Lattice Luna

Kalah Blue

Blue and White Chinoiserie Dining Room

I love the Prussian blue walls and crisp white woodwork in this dining room by Allison Caccoma featured in House Beautiful. The coral pink tulips and branches of Japanese quince in a blue and white Chinese porcelain vase add a great pop of color.

Blue and White Chinoiserie DIY

Chinese lattice mural in hallway

Carolyne Roehm - Blue and White Chinese Porcelain

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Phoebe Howard Dining Room - Two Ways

I know lots of people love this Phoebe Howard dining room above, but it has always struck me as somewhat cold. I much prefer the way it has been styled below for her book, not to mention the better lighting, all of which has warmed it up for me.

Purple Chinoiserie

Kristen Hein and Philip Cozzi
From the March 2012 issue of House Beautiful, this bedroom is by Kristen Hein and Philip Cozzi. The duvet is Quadrille's Da Vinci.

Tory Burch

Vogue March 2012

Gold & Chinoiserie

I simply adore the combination of gold and Chinoiserie as shown in these three wonderful rooms below. Anthropologie has this wallpaper shown above that would be amazing in a Chinoiserie powder room, entryway, or dressing room with blue and white Chinese porcelain, black and gold lacquered Chinoiserie furniture or other Chinoiserie touches. It would also be great for the DIY type - it is brown kraft paper with gold painted polka dots.

Jonathan Berger

Greek Key Side Table High/Low

1st dibs
The vintage Greek key side table above is available at 1st dibs for $2,500. The vintage Greek key side table shown below is yours at LIV Vintage for $165.

LIV Vintage

High/Low Cabinet

Albert Hadley
I have always adored the iconic Albert Hadley obelisk cabinet shown above. I think the vintage Hollywood Regency cabinet with its gold leafed interior shown below available at LIV Vintage has the same look. The exterior would be fabulous in white as shown or repainted in black. At bottom is a modern version of a cabinet with gold interior at Anthropologie.

LIV Vintage

High/Low Brush Stroke Lamp

Bunny Williams
Bunny Williams designed her new Brush Stroke Lamp above priced at $850 as a modern alternative to the traditional blue and white Chinese porcelain lamp. Wisteria's Brush Stroke Lamp below is priced at $299 and has the same modern Chinoiserie vibe.


Monday, February 27, 2012

A Look Back at Chinoiserie at the Oscars

At the Academy Awards in 1997, Nicole Kidman wowed in this striking chartreuse silk Chinoiserie gown by John Galliano for Christian Dior. This dress has gone down as one of the most memorable in Oscar history for three reasons - its cut and color were highly unique in a sea of pastel ball gowns, she raised the bar for stars to wear haute couture to the Oscars, and she started the trend of borrowing jewelry for the event.

The Chinoiserie Powder Room

This incredible powder room is from the 1939 movie The Women. The door is silver leaf with a crystal handle. The vanity has lucite legs. My favorite is the pagoda topped mirror. Utterly fabulous!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Chinese Chippendale DIY from LIV Vintage

How about topping this great vintage Chinese Chippendale piece from LIV Vintage with a piece of glass and using it as a floating bar?

Chinese Chippendale DIY from LIV Vintage

Ruthie Sommers
LIV Vintage has this amazing Chinese Chippendale piece for $75 with so many possibilities. I would love to see it mounted on the wall just below the ceiling as a canopy/crown/corona above a twin bed, day bed, or crib painted in the color of your choice and hung with Chinoiserie fabric. Whoever grabs this should send in "after" photos.

Sunday Inspiration

Jackie Kennedy - Chinese Screen