Saturday, June 30, 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012

One Room Challenge: Before Chinoiserie

Here is my kitchen now. The good news is that I adore my kitchen - the cabinets, the countertops, the floor, the wall color, the layout. In fact, the kitchen is the original kitchen in this beautiful fifty year old Georgian colonial of mine. The second owners (we are the third) updated it, painting the original wood cabinets white and adding the tile floor, Corian countertops, island, glass cooktop, and white tiles. I love green and painted the previously white walls in a beautiful mint green and repainted the cabinets and trim in my favorite white.

All I want to do over the next six weeks is to have fun bringing in new lighting, window treatments, art, and accessories, with lots of Chinoiserie, of course. I am starting with two wonderful Chinoiserie pieces already - the pair of Chinese Chippendale counter stools in Brunschwig & Fils Xian that I had coated for the ultimate in kitchen use and spill protection. Please note the One Room Challenge button in my sidebar that you can click on anytime to link you to my original post and updates.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Miles Redd

Miles Redd
This is much simpler and quieter than we are used to seeing from him, but quite lovely.

Ivy and Vine on One Kings Lane

Heather Hogan Roberts of HHR Interiors will have a Tastemaker Tag Sale on One Kings Lane tomorrow with lots of great Chinoiserie pieces from her new company Ivy and Vine. Ivy and Vine features a collection of expertly edited vintage, refurbished, and custom furniture and accessories. Mark your calendars. Here is a preview of some of my favorites.

Stripes and Chinoiserie

Miles Redd
I've always loved combining stripes and Chinoiserie - check out my Pinterest board here. Miles Redd does it with wallpaper in this space.. And a great purple shopping bag - who else out there loves beautiful shopping bags? Below are my three favorite purple ones that are also three of my favorite stores in NYC. Have you ever seen my post on Style Redux on the shopping bag as art? Probably my most pinned and linked to post ever on Style Redux.

The Hat Shop - SOHO

Lulu Guinness

Bergdorf Goodman

Miles Redd, Pink, and Chinoiserie

Miles Redd
This is quite fabulous - love the pink wallpaper, pink ranunculus, blanc de Chine, gold mirror, pink tufted vanity chair, wonderful mirrored fretwork on the bottom of the walls, pink silk lampshades on the sconces, Jo Malone perfumes, I'm even cool with his ruffles here on the dressing table.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

One Room Challenge: Creating a Chinoiserie Chic Kitchen

Over the next six weeks, join the summer fun here as twenty interior designers/bloggers put their design talents to the test transforming a room of their choice. Each has selected a room in their own home or a client's and has six weeks to redo it. There will be posts each Wednesday at a minimum, but each blogger has the option to do as many posts as they like. At the very bottom of this post you will find the list of all participants and their links.

I have selected my kitchen that will be transformed into a Chinoiserie Chic haven for cooking, dining, reading, blogging, and showcasing my love for Chinoiserie. We start today with my inspiration gallery of Chinoiserie kitchens. Many of these have sparked ideas that you will see implemented over the next six weeks. Over the next several days, I will post before pictures of my kitchen and my list of projects. If you are not one of my subscribers, now is the perfect time to sign up so you won't miss a single post. My thanks to our organizer Linda of My Crafty Home Life and our graphic artist Jennifer of The Pink Pagoda.

Post #2 - One Room Challenge: Before Chinoiserie
Post #3 - One Room Challenge: Mint Green
Post #4: One Room Challenge: A Good Beginning
Post #5: One Room Challenge: Red, White, and Blue
Post #6: One Room Challenge: Colonial to Chinoiserie
Post #7: One Room Challenge: Lighting and Caffeine
Post #8: One Room Challenge: My Summer Style
Post #9: One Room Challenge: In the Pink
Post #10: One Room Challenge : Nearing the Finish
Post #11: One Room Challenge: The Reveal
Chinoiserie Chic One Room Challenge Mention: My Crafty Home Life
Chinoiserie Chic One Room Challenge Mention: Lisa Mende Design
Chinoiserie Chic One Room Challenge Mention: My Crafty Home Life
Chinoiserie Chic One Room Challenge Mention: Seekers Bazaar
Chinoiserie Chic One Room Challenge Mention: Nana Moon
Chinoiserie Chic One Room Challenge Mention: My Crafty Home Life
Chinoiserie Chic One Room Challenge Mention: Design du Monde
Chinoiserie Chic One Room Challenge Mention: Splendid Sass
My One Room Challenge Board on Pinterest
Guest Post on My Crafty Home Life

William Hefner

Michelle Allman

Ellen O'Neill


My Dollhouse Kitchen

My Dollhouse Kitchen


Sara Gilbane

Miles Redd

Ryan Korban


Windsor Smith

Jennifer McGee


Mary Douglas Drysdale


Traditional Home

David Hicks The Vase Wallpaper

Marla Shrank

Lauren - The Cottage Mix
Lindsay - Everything LEB
Barbara - Hodge:Podge
Tiffany - Living Savvy
Jessie - Mix & Chic
Danylle - Nana Moon
Jennifer - The Pink Pagoda
Bethany - Powell Brower Home
Emily - Rue de Emily
Lindsay - Sadie + Stella