Sunday, April 11, 2021

Seeing Stars

Mario Buatta - Architectural Digest

 Exciting news (for me) - my tile guys were here yesterday and again today and tomorrow installing the tiles in the lanai and front entrance. And one of those spaces will have blue and white nautical stars. The kitchen above is from Mario Buatta's final project - quite beachy and nautical with its blue and white nautical star floor, haint blue ceiling (Benjamin Moore Breath of Fresh Air) and blue and white striped rattan stools - and the kitchen is in Manhattan!

I find it funny that a large percentage of beachy chinoiserie rooms I post are actually in New Jersey and New York - no wonder they all seem to be moving to Florida - tropical dreams.

I think the blue and white nautical star floor will play very nicely with my blue and white Chinese porcelain and give it a beach house vibe.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Ralph Lauren & Chinoiserie

Ralph Lauren

 A beautiful space in quintessential Ralph Lauren style with lots of dark woods and blue and white Chinese porcelain. I love the round table stacked with books and a wonderful blue and white Chinese porcelain centerpiece filled with hydrangeas. There must be a hundred hydrangea stems!

Friday, April 9, 2021

Styling the Bar Cart

Meg Braff

 I love a rattan bar cart and this is a great idea for poolside, the lanai, or a beach house styled with towels and a water bar. The wallpaper is Meg Braff's Beverly Hills. Amanda Lindroth is a great source for wicker glassware.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Purple & Chinoiserie

Mary McDonald - Elle Decor

 Purple rooms are still on the rare side, and even rarer mixed with chinoiserie like in this study. Custom de Gournay peacock wallpaper mixes with modern and mid century elements like the Karl Springer mirror, acrylic sputnik chandelier, Italian stools, and chairs in Scalamandre silk check. 

Purple is a color I don't really have in my home, although I love it where it goes more lavender like it does here. I don't use a lot of red either, but I really like lavender mixed with red. My study in Alexandria was lavender with red and pink and I loved it.