Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Chinoiserie Dining Room

This dining room by Martyn Lawrence Bullard incorporates many of my favorite dining room elements such as -

*Chinoiserie wallpaper
*pagoda chandelier
*bare dark hardwood floors
*silk curtains
*leather dining chair seats

I have all of these in my dining room except for the leather seating that is on my eventual to do list. Right now I am enjoying the Cowtan and Tout Malabar fabric on my chairs - a velvet epingle animal print I got from a Mary McDonald One Kings Lane sale.

House Beautiful describes the room as "formal, with a glamorous, young point of view," designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard says. He designed the silver-leafed chairs, covered in leather in Frost by Garrett Leather. The ball-and-claw-foot table is also his design. "We're so used to seeing things that are streamlined and made for pure ease of use these days, it's nice to add some whimsy into a room." One more such touch: the chandelier, based on one he saw in George IV's exotic Regency pleasure palace, Brighton's Royal Pavilion. Hand-painted silk wallpaper from Stark.

I have been wanting leather dining room seats ever since seeing this gorgeous dining room by Grant K. Gibson. The idea of green leather sounds wonderful.


  1. Oh yes Beth as soon as I saw Grant's dining room I was lusting over the fabulous green leather chairs!

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  2. That room is perfection...the chairs are my FAV!! *sigh* franki

  3. Loving Chinoiserie designs! The blue and white vases are a stunning centerpiece.

  4. Both of these rooms are positively exquisite! We have leather seats in our dining room, and I absolutely love them.

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  5. Love the leather in the dining room especially when there is a slight feminine influence added!