Saturday, April 20, 2013

An Inspiration Board - Styling the Chinoiserie Mantel

Your fireplace and mantel are focal points in your home all year long, not only in the winter and at Christmas. I tend to favor symmetry when styling the fireplace and mantel. My favorite approach is a large abstract painting (the bigger, the better) and a pair of blue and white Chinese porcelain ginger jars, vases, or tulipieres, flanked by a great pair of chairs. I have put together a really good Pinterest board on styling the Chinoiserie mantel, with loads of inspiration here. Below are a few favorites.

Canary Yellow Bergere Club Chairs from Charlotte & Ivy
Pair of Slender Blue and White Ginger Jars from The Pink Pagoda
Large Abstract Painting from Kerry Steele

Sullen Gregory

Anna Spiro

Jamie Meares

Melissa Rufty

Thomas Britt


  1. Gorgeous post, I especially love those turquoise walls, they're chic and daring at the same time !

  2. I adore the modern art and more traditional ginger jars. Gorgeous!!

  3. Great inspiration board. Love the canary chairs with the art and ginger jars!

  4. OMG i am LOVing the pink ottoman in the 2nd photo. i would style an entire room around that. Also, I love the art in your inspiration board! happy weekend! xoxoxo