Thursday, May 31, 2012

Chinoiserie Panels How To

I hope you have all checked out the incredible Chinoiserie panels at The Decorator Archives. I am beginning a new series to inspire you on ways to use them in your home. This Barrie Benson dining room featured in Domino shows us a wonderfully modern approach, trimmed out in black molding. Large wallpaper panels like these can be hung directly on the wall as murals or can be mounted on gator foam board so they can move with you. This beautiful panel in the bottom photo is very similar - Royal Garden Cream. It measures 72'' wide by 96" high and is priced at $378.

Royal Garden Cream

Pink Flamingos

Bunny Williams
A pink flamingo is a great way to get that Palm Beach Chinoiserie style, as shown in this great vignette above by Bunny Williams. The Decorator Archives has two wonderful pink flamingo works of art, available as originals hand painted on silk or as prints.

Flamingos 1

Flamingos 2

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Decorator Archives - Singerie

I am a huge fan of "singerie," a French word meaning monkey trick. This genre depicts monkeys aping human behavior, often fashionably attired. This original piece of art from France is on crackled canvas. At a very impressive 3'7" by 7'6", this would be a very dramatic addition to your home.

The Decorator Archives - People

Fanciful Chinoiserie palms after the 18th century German Engelbrecht - available in small or large prints or as a one of a kind original piece
These are my three favorite pieces currently in The Decorator Archives category People. These would make stunning additions to your home and start at $99.00. Check out their vast selection of Chinoiserie art here.

Another of fanciful Chinoiserie palms that would be a fabulous pair with the one above - also available in a small or large print or as an original piece

A lovely monochromatic Chinoiserie scene of a family printed on 5 rolls of paper measuring 11'7" by 7'9"

Faux Bamboo Bench High/Low

Lilly Pulitzer Mizner Bench - $1,149

LIV Vintage Faux Bamboo Bench - $145

Yellow Ginger Jar Lamps High/Low

1st dibs - $1,950

LIV Vintage - $175

I would add black drum shades like these

They would look great in this Mary McDonald room

Cell Phone Cases from The Pink Pagoda on Sale

Through tomorrow, get 50% off on The Pink Pagoda's very chic cell phone cases at Zazzle with code DADSCASENTEE. Siri just told me she wants one.

Speaking of Pink

I bought this fabulous Dana Gibson pink leopard pillow that I've been wanting at One Kings Lane over the weekend.

My Pink Chinoiserie Showhouse

Entryway - Parish Hadley

Dining Room - Ruthie Sommers

Kitchen - Southern Accents

Breakfast Room

Living Room - Alessandra Branca

Office - Graciela Rutkowski

Bedroom - David Kaihoi

Bedroom - Carolyne Roehm

Bedroom - Meg Braff

Child's Bedroom - Ruthie Sommers

Nursery - Ruthie Sommers

Bathroom - Amanda Nesbitt

Dressing Room - Lilly Pulitzer

Art - Elliott Puckette

Miniature Room - My I'm a Giant Challenge Dollhouse Bedroom

A Chinoiserie Dining Room

Cottages & Gardens
A lovely mix in this dining room - a Jansen Chinoiserie pagoda chandelier and Osborne & Little's Chinoiserie Bird Cage wallpaper with pink silk taffeta curtains, a mirrored sideboard, antique Swedish chairs, and acrylic chairs. I love the additional touch of pink with the bottles of French sparkling lemonade on the table.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Blue and White from The Pink Pagoda

A perfect way to add blue and white to your home - Chinoiserie giclees from The Pink Pagoda - view the entire collection here.

Blue and White from CurtainsMade4U

Yosca Blue
Blue and white curtains are a wonderful way to have your home feel like summer all year round. Check out the huge selection at CurtainsMade4U where you design your curtains online in 3 easy steps and have them arrive at your door in 3 - 4 weeks. They offer  a large selection of designer fabrics, easy online ordering, custom workmanship, free shipping, and excellent prices.


Selby Blue


Khandar Indigo

Kalah Blue


Cotillion Stripe

Buffalo Check Blueberry