Monday, July 15, 2013

Coastal Chinoiserie


It's summer. Perhaps you have a beach house or would like to give your home a summer beach house look? I have coined the term Coastal Chinoiserie for a more sophisticated summer beach house style. Here are some of its key elements -

*Blue and white
*Pops of coral if you like
*Stripes
*Sisal, jute, or sea grass rugs
*Chinese Chippendale
*Faux Bamboo
*Blue and white Chinese porcelain
*Chinese garden stools
*Rattan
*Greek key

For lots more inspiration, here is a post I did for Linda at Calling It Home on Nantucket Chinoiserie Chic and my Pinterest board on Coastal Chinoiserie here.









9 comments:

Karen Albert said...

Love these images Beth, the last bedroom is a wow!

xoxo
Karena
2013 Designer Series

sharon smith said...

I'm struggling to select an image I like the best. Each one is Si amazing.....Sharon
@novaraway

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

To this day, everyone still loves that Nantucket Chinoiserie post of yours. I think Coastal Chinoiserie is the perfect name for the CC look at the shore.

Merlin said...

Every photo is "sea worthy!" franki

Carol said...

I love that look. I'm a sucker for blue & white, throw in chinoiserie and I'm over the moon. Perfect.

niartist said...

Oh my, that first photo is divine!
xoxo,
Artie

Scat said...

Beth,
I love all these photos!
Christine

Dana tkach gault said...

Thoroughly gorgeous! Coastal Chinoiserie?...clever girl, you!

Kathysue said...

Love, love it all. Nothing prettier than a room that is done in BEACH ELEGANCE as I like to call it. I have a pinboard on this very subject.
Kathysue