Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Boy's Chinoiserie Bedroom

On Chinoiserie Chic we have shown you hundreds of Chinoiserie rooms covering every room of the house except for one-the boy's bedroom. Chinoiserie clearly does not leap to mind in decorating a nursery or bedroom for a boy which is, of course, a mistake, because it is a perfect choice. Today we will look at the boy's bedroom from the Southern Accents 2009 Riverhills Showhouse I featured last week. Then later this week I will show you my own versions of a Chinoiserie boy's nursery and bedroom. In the room above, Thibaut fabrics are used throughout. Leather suitcases, a tree trunk end table, antelope horn racks, framed soldier prints, bear bookends, leather books, binoculars, and trunks keep it boyish. This room demonstrates beautifully that canopy beds and a Chinoiserie fabric can be used successfully as long as you keep the color palette and accessories masculine.

Thibaut Sullivan Stripe in brick on the walls, ceiling, windows, and bedding

Thibaut Colony Matelasse on the blanket cover and sham

Thibaut Orissa in brown on the duvet, pillows, and wing chair


  1. You are right, it is a good fit for a boy and I have never seen it done! Great post.

  2. Theresa-Thanks. I think it's a great look.