Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Chinoiserie 2012 - Mantels

I hope everyone has been enjoying the new series on Chinoiserie 2012. So far we have looked at one trend - mixing classic Chinoiserie with informal elements for a more modern approachmy Houzz Ideabook on the Chinese year of the dragon, a Chinoiserie DIY, and Pantone's color of the year Tangerine Tango, predicting the continued popularity of orange in interior design. Could your mantel use a sprucing up for 2012? Today we look at how to decorate your mantel with Chinoiserie elements in a modern and eclectic way, and who does that better than Lonny? Can you pick out the Chinoiserie in each?

Mini blanc de Chine vases on Chinese wood stands

Blanc de Chine vases

Turquoise vases

A Chinese calligraphy brush

Grasscloth walls

A pair of large blanc de Chine vases on Chinese stands

A potted orchid

A Buddha

A potted orchid and a pair of Chinese Chippendale chairs

A Chinese garden stool with a potted orchid

A potted orchid

A massive Chinese temple jar


  1. Dahhling this could not be better timing! I am re-decorating my dinningroom & am looking for inspirations for the mantle in that room....I think I love the first one the most!

  2. What an inspiring collection of images. I'll have to employ a few more touches of chinoiserie around my home this year.