|Red, White, and Blue Miss|
I suspect that the interior designer here was trying to combine Country and Chinoiserie, but it does not work at all. That glamorous chandelier and that log cabin braided rug are about the worst mismatch imaginable. IMHO, trying to meld these two styles is an impossible task to begin with, which is why you never see it. The room needs a serious intervention. It's having an identity crisis. And BTW, this room was published in Traditional Home.
I REALLY DISLIKE -
The Little House on the Prairie braided rug - this is really what ruins the room for me.
The plates on the wall
The beige wall color
The badly tarnished platters on the wall - has she not heard of silver polish?
Those odd diagonal stripe curtains
The too small ceiling cap for the chandelier
Those red, mint, and blue pillows
The ugly clunky vase in an even uglier color green
The dinky crown molding
Overdone palette of red, white, and blue
I LIKE -
The red Chinese Chippendale chairs
The beaded chandelier
The banquette with Chinoiserie fabric although the back is too high and does not look comfy
The built-ins (but the china, etc. doesn't have to be all white/boring)
LET'S SUBSTITUTE -
A sisal rug
A blue and white Chinese porcelain vase on the table for the tulips
Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray (soft blue/gray) on the walls
A mix of blue and white porcelain and white in the built-ins
White linen curtains with a hefty navy and white trim
Larger crown molding
A table with a less busy base
Pillows in a solid color velvet
What are your thoughts on this room? Love it? Hate it? Just don't quarantine me in it, please. And burn the rug, I beg of you.