Thursday, May 13, 2010

Children's Chinoiserie

Interior design for the nursery and child's room is finally coming into its own. People have at long last realized that children's rooms can reflect the style and quality of the rest of your home, but still be age appropriate. With its joyful and whimsical nature, Chinoiserie style is a natural. Pagodas, Chinoiserie toiles and wallpapers, faux bamboo chandeliers, singerie, monkeys, and elephants are all examples of Chinoiserie elements that will work perfectly. We will start with a look at some lovely examples by interior designers followed by some of my favorite sources. Above is a wonderful girl's bedroom by Ruthie Sommers.

Ruthie Sommers

Melissa Rufty

Jonathan Adler

Massucco Warner Miller

Barrie Benson

Art by Paige Gemmel of Henri Paige Designs

Art by Harrison Howard

Quadrille and China Seas for Quadrille fabric and wallpaper

Thibaut fabric and wallpaper

Fromental wallpaper

Furnishings from The Well Appointed House


  1. These are the most beautiful children's rooms I've ever seen! Thank you!

  2. Wow... what a wonderful collection of Chinoiserie for children! Gorgeous post!

  3. wonderful! i saw some great things for my little girl's bedroom - i am still hoping to see that framed caspari project you mentioned beth -

  4. I just love those prints! such a cute idea for a kids room!

    Also I wanted you to know I mentioned you on my blog today :)

  5. ok. now. seriously. my blog wants to be your blogs best friend.
    I LOVE THIS POST. gorgeousness all over it! :)
    gawsh. i cant get over how much i love chinoiserie

  6. La Bonbonniere-Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Grace-I will post on that Caspari project soon.

  8. What a beautiful,beautiful post, and I am so honored to be a part of it! Thank you so much for including my work amongst all of my favorite designers, fabrics and styles! Your blog just never disappoints! Have a fantastic weekend, and thank you again. Paige Gemmel

  9. Bazaar of Serendipity-Thanks for the mention.

  10. Some great ideas, Beth. Particularly love the artwork from Well-Appointed Home. They'd make a Well-Appointed Nursery, indeed.