Wednesday, June 27, 2012

One Room Challenge: Creating a Chinoiserie Chic Kitchen

Over the next six weeks, join the summer fun here as twenty interior designers/bloggers put their design talents to the test transforming a room of their choice. Each has selected a room in their own home or a client's and has six weeks to redo it. There will be posts each Wednesday at a minimum, but each blogger has the option to do as many posts as they like. At the very bottom of this post you will find the list of all participants and their links.

I have selected my kitchen that will be transformed into a Chinoiserie Chic haven for cooking, dining, reading, blogging, and showcasing my love for Chinoiserie. We start today with my inspiration gallery of Chinoiserie kitchens. Many of these have sparked ideas that you will see implemented over the next six weeks. Over the next several days, I will post before pictures of my kitchen and my list of projects. If you are not one of my subscribers, now is the perfect time to sign up so you won't miss a single post. My thanks to our organizer Linda of My Crafty Home Life and our graphic artist Jennifer of The Pink Pagoda.

Post #2 - One Room Challenge: Before Chinoiserie
Post #3 - One Room Challenge: Mint Green
Post #4: One Room Challenge: A Good Beginning
Post #5: One Room Challenge: Red, White, and Blue
Post #6: One Room Challenge: Colonial to Chinoiserie
Post #7: One Room Challenge: Lighting and Caffeine
Post #8: One Room Challenge: My Summer Style
Post #9: One Room Challenge: In the Pink
Post #10: One Room Challenge : Nearing the Finish
Post #11: One Room Challenge: The Reveal
Chinoiserie Chic One Room Challenge Mention: My Crafty Home Life
Chinoiserie Chic One Room Challenge Mention: Lisa Mende Design
Chinoiserie Chic One Room Challenge Mention: My Crafty Home Life
Chinoiserie Chic One Room Challenge Mention: Seekers Bazaar
Chinoiserie Chic One Room Challenge Mention: Nana Moon
Chinoiserie Chic One Room Challenge Mention: My Crafty Home Life
Chinoiserie Chic One Room Challenge Mention: Design du Monde
Chinoiserie Chic One Room Challenge Mention: Splendid Sass
My One Room Challenge Board on Pinterest
Guest Post on My Crafty Home Life

William Hefner

Michelle Allman

Ellen O'Neill


My Dollhouse Kitchen

My Dollhouse Kitchen


Sara Gilbane

Miles Redd

Ryan Korban


Windsor Smith

Jennifer McGee


Mary Douglas Drysdale


Traditional Home

David Hicks The Vase Wallpaper

Marla Shrank

Lauren - The Cottage Mix
Lindsay - Everything LEB
Barbara - Hodge:Podge
Tiffany - Living Savvy
Jessie - Mix & Chic
Danylle - Nana Moon
Jennifer - The Pink Pagoda
Bethany - Powell Brower Home
Emily - Rue de Emily
Lindsay - Sadie + Stella


  1. Love all the inspiration photos ... can't wait to see what you pull from each!!

  2. A lot of inspiration here...from the best collection of designers...can't wait to see which way you go!

  3. WOW! That is a huge undertaking for 6 weeks! I am excited by your inspiration photos!

  4. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

  5. So excited to follow along this project! I have many of these images saved in my own inspiration files!

  6. I am excited for this. If I remember, you have some wonderful white chinoiserie figurines....will they make it into your kitchen? I'll come back to find out.

  7. Loving the inspiration photos! Can't wait to follow along while I work on my room!

  8. Hi Beth, I know that whatever you do, it's going to be amazing! I'm looking forward to the progress! Jennifer

  9. Can' wait to see what you do, Beth!
    Happy Wednesday.

  10. oooh I like this one allot! Big job and great inspiration pics!

  11. Oh my goodness! THIS is going to be SO MUCH FUN!!! I know you will hit it out of the park, Beth! Can't WAIT!!! I am cheering you on, my friend!!!

  12. I don't know how you could possibly do a kitchen in 6 weeks! I linked your picture of Meg Braff's DR two posts ago. Love it and follow you regularly.

  13. Well this will be fun. I'm still deep in the woods in my kitchen remodel. Look forward to seeing what you do in yours (and what yummy details to steal).

  14. So much inspiration - where does one begin! This is exciting!

  15. such awesome inspiration pictures! This is going to rock!

  16. Oh, my goodness! I love all of these examples. Can't wait to see how your kitchen turns out!

  17. Can't wait to see what everyone does. Such a fun series. I'd love to partake some time!

  18. are industrious...a kitchen...are we talking a hammer and saw??? Can't wait to see the progress!

  19. Can;t wait to see which way you go! This is fun isn't it?

  20. Love that Ellen O'Neill wallpaper! Oh the magic that will happen is happily anticipated. Can not wait.

  21. Wonderful inspirations! Looking to see your "before" kitchen next week!

    Have a good weekend!


  22. OOH count me in next time, cannot wait to see the transformations!!!!THis is a great challenge!
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