Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Tuesday This and That

A roundup today of some interesting tidbits here at Chinoiserie Chic. Paige at Seekers Bazaar bought this vintage pagoda chair below that I posted about and restored it into this Chinoiserie beauty above. She posts about it here.

Ellen Rhett from Color Calling wrote me asking if I can identify this gorgeous Chinoiserie fabric she has on two chairs. I don't know it - can any of you help? It reminds me so much of Xian by Brunschwig & Fils. Update - thanks so much to those of you who emailed and commented letting me know that the fabric is Clarence House Grand Tableau Chinois.

A new local follower sent me this photo of her ugly metal doors she transformed covering them with a Chinoiserie fabric she designed. So smart.

Landon Shockey, founder and principal designer of The Gilded Stag sent me a very sweet email and did a post about how he has been inspired by Chinoiserie Chic and The Pink Pagoda to add Chinoiserie to his line of handcrafted furniture. Here is a bar cart in development now.

Artist Kerry Steele had a wonderful response to my post about her stunning abstract art. Here are some new pieces she has added. Find her work here.

Nancy Nikko at Charming Elizabeth is always adding new Chinoiserie designs to her exquisite line of specialty papers. Here are some of her latest additions.

I have had a very fun week working on my powder room for the One Room Challenge. You will not believe the progress I have made. Tune in tomorrow to see.


  1. Thx Beth! You have no idea how much I have learned from you.
    Sidebar ~ small world.... I met Landon when I was @ Tobi Fairley's Design Camp & he was her Head Designer. Love his new baby! He is a fun guy & very talented. He loves a good leather chesterfield!

  2. Thanks for the mention. I really must have that bar cart!

  3. Beth, thank you for your help in trying to identify my mystery fabric. I am sure that some of your eagle-eyed followers will recognize it and respond! Looking forward to your mini-reveal of the powder room tomorrow.

  4. Thanks for the mention Beth! I never tire of reading your blog!

  5. I want those doors, including covering, of course. More info, please.

  6. Beth,

    I love your blog; I am so happy I stumbled upon it. I have long been a fan of Chinoiserie--ever since living in the NYC metro as a child, visiting Chinatown, and purchasing Oriental treasures.
    As an adult I've been fortunate enough to live in Japan, and travel to Hong Kong and China. I have quite a collection. I so enjoy all of the gorgeous items and ideas you share. Thank you for your frequent posts, you have brightened up my cold, gloomy Minnesota winter considerably.

  7. Love the bar cart. How amazing to have been its inspiration!!

  8. The mystery fabric is from Clarence House. It is Grand Tableau Chinois. I believe it is still current.

  9. wow - what a gorgeous variety! I also would like
    info on the fabric on the doors --- I love the
    combo of chinoiserie and chessboard.

    I checked out Kerry Steele's etsy site - love her work and appreciate getting the link to her website.

    Barbara N Calif

  10. Oh My! The chair is wonderful....but the rug underneath looks incredible!