Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Black and Chinoiserie

So far in our color series we have looked at purple, gray, white, orange, and red. Today we turn our attention to black and Chinoiserie. I thought it might be fun to revisit an apartment featured in House Beautiful that uses a black and white palette with Chinoiserie. This New York City studio apartment in Gramercy Park belongs to interior designer Ellen O'Neil. It is one room -  it does not even have a separate kitchen. What I especially love, of course, is the way she anchors the apartment with a Chinoiserie toile, Cowtan & Tout's Siam. What a superb example of living large in a small space. Stay tuned later today for many more examples of combining black and Chinoiserie.


  1. Great apartment. Love the neutral colors. Very pretty!

  2. super cool and funky.

    that is a hard to beat combination

  3. I have that studio in a special file! I told my girls, the day they move out, I am moving to an exact replica of that beautiful little room.