Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Brackets of Chinoiserie

The current April issue of House Beautiful is quite spectacular, in no small part due to another wonderful apartment by Miles Redd (the top three photos) entitled Color Confidence. In contrast, perhaps we could start calling that whole Restoration Hardware/Belgian look Color Paranoia? I especially like the dining room in the top photo with its collection of celadon vases on plaster brackets. Below are other wonderful versions of Chinoiserie collections-Blanc de Chine and blue and white porcelain on brackets.

Kevin Sharkey

Robert Goodwin

Mary Watkins Wood

My files


  1. Inning, the last photo, really need that enormous bowl, can never have enough blue &white, especially oversize pieces. My best source is gone, any ideas.

  2. What a gorgeous post to start my day! I love the brackets and in fact have a small file on them and have been considering them for my future dining room...they are so elegant and make a room really interesting, love how you can showcase a collection them as so beautifully demonstrated here!

  3. I am about to do my own blanc de chine on corbels on a wall in my study....have been trying to work out the arrangement and the look I want. It is fun and NOT! Thank you for sharing this!

  4. Sometimes it seems that less is more

  5. Thought of you this morning when I saw Chinoiserie pillows from High Street Market www.highstreetmarket.blogspot.com
    After saying that I should probably introduce myself,my name is Heather over at mymanymoments.blogspot.com and have been a follower of yours for a long time now. Love the concept of your blog along with your style.
    Take Care

  6. Oooooh! I really like that white on white wall.

  7. I love you lifeful blogs ! thank you .

  8. Miles Redd is the bomb!