Thursday, June 27, 2013

Unexpected Combination & New Inspiration Board

Elle Decor
In this room above that graced the cover of Elle Decor in March of 2007, Chinoiserie antiques and dark colors are brought to life with the unexpected choice with Chinoiserie of a yellow sofa and purple ikat pillows. I love the mix. Here are more examples of combining yellow and purple and Chinoiserie with great results. For even more inspiration, check out my Pinterest board here.

I have used lavender walls, canary yellow Bergere club chairs from Charlotte & Ivy, purple ikat pillows from Madeline Weinrib, a blue and white Chinese garden stool, and vintage faux bamboo chandeliers painted Chinese red

Nick Olsen - don't miss the leopard carpet and Greek key trim on the purple curtains

Nick Olsen

Amanda Nisbet


Kristen Buckingham


Karen Albert said...

From an artists perspective, purple and yellow are most complementary!! Adore the first image!

Art by Karena

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

I love the work of Kristen Buckingham! Gorgeous images and inspiration board.

Lekalia Interiors said...

Those Amanda Nisbet shades are fabulous! Love!

Junell said...

Have coveted that yellow sofa FOREVER! The Fromental ~ To Dye FOR! I love their papers. Fun ~ Thx

Natasha Stevens said...

Did you see liza Pulitzer's home in the latest House Beautiful? It was all Chinoiserie / Palm Beach chic but with a lot of dark purple and an almost Autumnal palette.