I am thrilled to welcome Jennifer of The Pink Pagoda to talk about my #9 Chinoiserie Trend for 2014 - Blue and White Chinese porcelain. Blue and white Chinese porcelain is always in style, but lately it has taken center stage, gracing virtually every beautiful room you see. This trend will continue to be very strong in 2014.
Jennifer is my go-to source for blue and white inspiration. Her blog The Pink Pagoda, as you all know, is a wonderful resource for inspiration on decorating with blue and white. Jennifer has a gorgeous post each Monday aptly named Blue and White Monday. Several months ago, she started her Blue and White Bash Linking Party inviting all of us to link up with our own blue and white posts. Her Etsy store is filled with blue and white giclees that are a huge hit in the interior design world.
Her accessories store is my favorite source on the internet for stunning blue and white Chinese porcelain pieces. And Jennifer has just added a "Walls" section where she will be selling original works of art by several artists including Kerry Steele. These pieces are originals and exclusive to The Pink Pagoda, and will either feature blue and white Chinese porcelain or be designed to work perfectly with blue and white Chinese porcelain. What an amazing idea!
|An umbrella stand from The Pink Pagoda in my One Room Challenge laundry room|
I'm loving this series on Chinoiserie trends for 2014, Beth! Blue and white has never been out, but it's definitely been on the upswing for a couple of years, and there's no end in sight.
I'm noticing blue and white used at more weddings and parties. In fact, I'm receiving large orders from customers who will use vases, jars and planters at their events.
Using blue and white on the table has become more popular than ever. Besides big statement jars in the center of the table, smaller pieces scattered with blooms are beautiful, and I'm seeing so much of this look.
I can't keep this ginger jar in stock. I've just recently gotten some in, but they won't last long.
While the taller jar remains highly sought after, the melon jar is gaining in popularity. I'm seeing it more and more online and in magazines, and I love it. A collection looks stunning in bookcases and the smaller ones can be taken out and used on the table, too.
When I first opened my shop, ginger jars were clearly the most popular. Now, I'm seeing customers purchasing more planters and bowls.
via Belclaire House
Orchids planted in a large bowl are always a show stopper.
My faux green apples are lower maintenance, though : )
Are you noticing all the incredible photos in magazines, on blogs and on Pinterest of all the blue and white with florals? I'm seeing more and more which I'm so very much enjoying. Below are a few of mine.
All of the beautiful flowers in blue and white I'm seeing everywhere gave me the idea to ask my artist friend Kerry Steele to create these watercolors for my customers. They flew out of my shop in just a few hours, and she's busy painting more.
Thank you for allowing me to share my blue and white observations, Beth!