Sunday, August 22, 2021

Creating a Chinoiserie Entrance

via The Scout Guide

 With its blue door, Chinese Chippendale railing, and pair of blue and white Neirmann Weeks Leone urns, this is an elegant front entrance with chinoiserie style.

Here is more fabulous inspiration. Adding some chinoiserie elements to your front entrance is a wonderful way to bring personality to your home before you even enter.

Southampton, New York home

Edith Ann Duncan - Southern Home

Carolyne Roehm

Click on the captions for details or to order.

A brass pineapple door knocker would be wonderful, but one with more tropical than colonial style - 

Pineapple Solid Brass Door Knocker on Etsy

Vintage Brass Pagoda Door Knocker

And blue and white of course -  this blue and white Ming fountain is stunning and has been reduced from $2200 to $600 -

Blue Ming Fountain

Blue and White Chinese Porcelain Outdoor Planter

Santorini Planters

Blue and White Chinese Fishbowl

Navy Beauclaire Planter

To fill the containers, I love palms or topiary Eugenia in warm weather climates, boxwood topiaries in cold climates.

A great doormat is a must - 

Pineapple Coir Doormat

Rope Mat in Navy and Gray

And lighting with a pagoda feel - 

Pagoda Wall Lantern

Pagoda Outdoor Hanging Lantern

And I thought you might get a kick out of seeing my new gold bamboo flatware after I hand washed and polished each of the 54 pieces yesterday. Every piece is in perfect condition - quite the find. It looks like a runway of gold bamboo. The oyster forks arrived after I took this photo and I am getting some fabulous shellfish today to try them out.



  1. About your (& my) tulipieres.... I purchased the same ones from an antique dealer in Frederick, MD who didn't know the provenance. I love them so it doesn't matter what they cost, but do you know anything about their origin? I have high and low chinese porcelain throughout my home. The high certainly elevates my homegoods finds, but these were not homegoods finds for me, and I'm so curious about these.

    1. Not vintage nor antique. Just nice quality new pieces I got online seriously cheap from a store that was going out of business.

  2. All of those front doors are fabulous and I LOVE your gold bamboo flatware. That was certainly an amazing find and goes perfect in your beautiful chinoiserie home!

  3. You are living proof that we make our own luck! That flatware is so fabulous! I am tickled pink for you! Also, that Pagoda door knocker is a very special piece. So many nice offerings on display here! Always a very fun visit here.