For the last couple of weeks I have been devouring a blog that I am completely smitten with. I cannot get enough of the images and advice that Beth gives at Chinoiserie Chic. Her own home is stunning and she spotlights the best of the best when it comes to chinoiserie. I love saying the name too. Chinoiserie Chic sounds so refined and elegant. But as you know I am on a Simply Stopping Shopping experiment that has both frustrated me and calmed me at the same time. So once again I went scrounging around my own house and found quite a bit that qualifies as chinoiserie (I think.) I had no idea there were so many ways to incorporate chinoiserie into a house like mine that is basically just black and white. This is what I've come up with for my bedroom. I would love any advice you can give regarding this subject. For instance I'm a bit confused regarding mixing English toile with chinoiserie. Any advice would be welcomed.
You will notice that I've added a gallery wall of photos and art that were in the basement but that I've always wanted to put in the house. I bit the bullet and put them in the bedroom because frankly there was nowhere else for them to go. I think it gives the room a bit of an English feel to it. These are the elements I assembled, a bird lamp, blue & white cachepot with orchid, bamboo blinds, toile drapes and blanc de Chine (learned that term from Beth) Buddha. These combined with the gallery wall has an overall chinoiserie feel. Ive added other touches of chinoiserie throughout the rest of the house and will be posting on them shortly. I'm really loving this look.