Friday, October 5, 2012

Thomas Jayne and a DIY

When I saw this room above by Thomas Jayne I was of course first drawn to the stunning Gracie Chinoiserie wallpaper. What I would love to copy though is this Parsons table in pale blue edged in gold. I love the combination of the clean lines of Parsons with Chinoiserie. Couldn't this be done using a West Elm Parsons table or an Ikea Lack table with a tiny brush and gold paint or even a gold pen? I am crazy about the Krylon Gold Leafing pen. I use it on anything that doesn't move.

I found the rest of this beautifully decorated apartment on his website.

The living room mural is hand painted on canvas

A beautiful pair of Chinoiserie cabinets topped by a pair of foo dogs with a Venetian mantel and chairs

Mirrored panels between the arched windows and ice blue taffeta curtains

A Chinese garden stool and turquoise Chinese vase next to the sofa

A striped tented dining room

An eglomise Chinoiserie panel by James Mont above the sideboard

Gorgeous bullion fringe on the library sofa

Make a mounted flat screen TV part of a gallery wall

Gracie Chinoiserie wallpaper takes center stage in the master bedroom

A blue Parsons table edged in gold with a pop of color from a yellow Chinese vase


  1. I always LOVE a Parsons table in front of Chinoiserie paper!

  2. Gorgeous home, wow! And nice that I haven't seen it before!

  3. There is so much to love in every single one of the photos you shared! I feel like I could spend several hours going over each one with a fine tooth comb! Exquisite in every way! I, too, adore that parson's table and the color is wonderful! Thanks for a great send-off into the weekend!!!

  4. Wow what a luxurious. Love that bullion fringed sofa.

  5. I think I've died and gone to swoon-heaven. Look at that Fortuny chandelier, those Chinoiserie chests, that fabulous wall covering (s)!!! What a way to end the week. Brava!

  6. Thomas Jayne's design works are so incredible. That first image! The most beautiful and painterly Gracie wall-covering I have seen!

    Art by Karena

  7. It's especially good with the black chair which is also decorated with a little gold. Great combination

  8. Thanks for the great images of the Gracie installation!