Tuesday, August 17, 2010

chinoiserie

this collection of photos doesn't need much introduction. the ornate style of decoration of furniture, textiles, and ceramics esp. in 18th-cent. Europe, based on Chinese motifs, chinoserie, is just gorgeous.


miles redd


bergdorf goodman restaurant






house beautiful




miles redd, nate berkus and ashley whittaker (a few of my favorite designers at the moment) have been featured lately for their fabulous chinoiserie rooms.


miles redd

the wallpaper can make a room elegant or playful. vintage or traditional. timeless


lonny





miles redd


nate berkus via elle decor


kevin sharkey's apartment via martha stewart living


i would love to use a chinoiserie wallpaper in our guest room, but unfortunately wallpaper and renting don't blend.
however, i recently came across this duvet set from dwell studio that brings in the same feel and isn’t permanent.



dwell studio

it may just be the temporary answer.

xoxo
elle.



the details of the hand painted wallpapers by de gournay are enough to make my jaw drop. as well as the price.

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