Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Classic Chinoiserie

This home, featured in New England Home, combines classic and traditional furnishings with lots of Chinoiserie touches.

You should read the article - somebody needs to tell the New England Home writers that it is not the 1950s. Here are some quotes from the article -

"If, as they say, a beautiful woman lights up a room, the reverse is true as well—a beautiful room lights up those lucky enough to stand within its walls. Down through the ages, savvy women have used their surroundings to enhance their own charms. Still, when told that her designer describes her as a lovely blonde and says, "These settings complement her coloring,” the owner of this Greenwich home simply laughs."

“Cindy has an amazing way with color, says the happy wife."

"Accents of red and coral—like a sweep of rouge on the cheeks—give it all a lively kick."

"Tiptoe into the wife’s dressing room and the feminine ambience escalates with a pretty wallcovering and a dainty blue chaise. Her bath (the husband has his own across the way) holds a bowfront tub and an antique Venetian mirror."

Oh my.....

In the living room, Ming horses, Chinese porcelain vases, and a faux bamboo base on the coffee table - note the blue ceiling and grasscloth walls.

Another living room shot - Greek key pillows, blue and white Chinese porcelain ginger jars, Chinese porcelain vases, and the faux bamboo coffee table base.

A collection of blue and white Chinese porcelain in the foyer.

In the dining room, Gracie wallpaper, a Greek key rug, and a pair of pagodas on the mantel.

The breakfast area with fretwork chairs and a blue and white Chinese porcelain vase.

A pair of Chinese vases in the kitchen.

A pair of garden stools in the sitting room.

An elephant and a zebra rug in the library.

In the dressing room, Chinoiserie wallpaper, blue and white Chinese porcelain, and a glimpse of a ginger jar and a faux bamboo towel rack in the bathroom.


  1. This home is amazing! I'm surprised that you didn't mention the art work in the sitting room. Thanks for the post the pictures of a well appointed home are always inspiring.

  2. Simply stunning Beth! Fabulous furnishing and art!

    2013 Designer Series

  3. The blue used throughout is just perfect! I'm a sucker for the traditional twist with loads of Chippendale flourish....love it!

  4. Fabulous colour and detailing! thank you. very inspirational....

  5. love the colors throughout house. but especially loved master bedroom paper. the chaise sitting area. Any idea the name of that paper?