Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Color Purple

Mario Buatta - Aubergine Walls and a Black and Gold Chinese Lacquer Secretary
This color was quite a challenge since combining purple and Chinoiserie is quite a rarity, despite the popularity of purple and Chinoiserie individually. I love these examples - hope you enjoy.

Phoebe Howard - Pale Lavender Walls with a Chinese Chippendale Bench and Framed Chinoiserie Panels

Natalie Clayman - Red Pagoda Mirror and Greek Key Chest with Lavender Walls and Purple Accents

Purple Leather Chairs and Love Seats and Bold Purple Rugs with Pagoda Bar and Chandeliers at the Langham Hotel in London

Purple Walls, Pillows and Draperies in Osborne & Little Palais Chinois Chinoiserie Toile in Purple
by Evon Kikland Interiors at the Charleston Showhouse

Purple Walls and a Dramatic Chinese Bed


de Gournay

Katie Ridder

Katie Ridder's Mudroom at the Elle Decor San Francisco Showhouse Using Her Wallpaper Attendants in Purple

Kate Ridder Wallpaper Attendants

Quadrille Paradise Garden

Quadrille Paradise Garden

Osborne & Little Palais Chinois

Andrew Raquet

Ruthie Sommers - Blanc de Chine and Purple Hydrangeas

Purple Hydrangeas and Chinoiserie Panels

Purple Hydrangeas on a Chinoiserie Chest

Purple Orchids and de Gournay

Closeup of Purple Orchids and de Gournay

Purple Roses in the Chinoiserie Artesian Bar at the Langham Hotel

Purple Antique Kimono in My Chinoiserie Home

Purple Rug is a Great Contrast Against the Green Chinoiserie Walls

A Purple Geode with Blue and White Chinese Porcelain




  1. You made that look easy! I am loving the lavender tones!

  2. Gorgeous post, I love Mario Buatta , the hotel chandelier and the top phot with chintz chair,

  3. I have used Lavender with great success. Loving your images.