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chinoiserie living room

Chinoiserie Living Room

Troels Holch Povlsen possesses a passion for antiques, peculiarly Queen Anne–style coverlet. His aim was particularly true in this 18th-hundred period restoration of 16 Queen Anne’s Gate in London. Of specific note is the de Gournay‘s Abbotsford wall design, an unmodified reproduction of one of the most impressive surviving antique sets of chinoiserie panels that maintains the full drama, majestic scale and finely employment floral renderings of the original.
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Chinoiserie Living Room

In his update of a historic Minneapolis mansion, designer Michael S. Smith looked across eras, drawing inspiration from the owner’s favorite Merchant Ivory films. Here the ingang hall showcases modern art abreast traditive chinoiserie. Most notably, a painting by Jacob Kassay hangs above Qing Dynasty vessels, and a tabletop sculpture by Anish Kapoor reflects the custom-painted fretwork instance by Gracie.
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Chinoiserie Living Room

Beth Connolly // Chinoiserie Chic174 Pins7.61k FollowersWhether your style is formal and classic, or colourful and chic, Chinoiserie will add elegance, whimsy, and character to your living room.
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Chinoiserie Living Room

Carolyn dear, What a charming hold to get your pillar this morning and all the magnificent Photos of your recent creation. You really hit a major home run in Charleston ! I look forward to your newly book and hope your tour will include the California Club in Los Angeles. Have a fabulous gay in Paris . Hearts love, Joanie
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Chinoiserie Living Room

To be inhaled by beauty, be that from Mother Nature or by the beauty created by man is a marvelous largess for all and one that I treasure accustomed. As most of you know I am a classicist at heart. My love for chaste building, chaste design is pretty evident in my style. But I also love many other periods and styles. So while the rococo is almost the opposite of classicism I believe it is exciting to find amongst the purity of a canonical church a room that is there for whimsy, the imagination and to inspire the feeling of an another measure or place. Chinoiserie  refers to the interpretation of Chinese style for a European market. This stylistic movement reached it’s zenith in the 18th century period known as the rococo.  I love the painting above done in the style Chinoise. Just pulled the idol off of the web so sorry for the slender pics but this so clearly shows the combination of Chinese style reinterpreted by and for the European offer by a master of French art, Francois Boucher. Another master of this style ( above) was the French painter Jean Baptiste Pillement who created many rank for Marie Antoinette. This is a Pillement painting I boughten for ever back as I have had this long time delight of this style and technique called ” camieaux bleu “. At hunger last my fantasy of having a room “a la chinoiserie” has been realized. Not quite in the manner I had envisioned and dreamt about. This is my pared down fantasy inserted into a southerly neoclassical house built in 1836. But first now a few describe of the  process. The room when I bought the house. One door on the sinister side had been blocked and bookshelves had been added. Because I had a pair of chinoiserie inhaled encourage I needed a balanced wall space –something that Chisolm house did not have  because of it’s many windows and doors. I closed the second door so the cheer could flank the fireplace. The entrance to the room is from the main entry. This was not an accurate renovation of the audience but once in a while one must follow ones decorative  heart over the fence into the realm of  fantasy and long delayed dreams. So please forgive me. The room uncover back to the basics before I closed either side of the chimney. The Clayden house door surround Jonathan’s rendering of the the reconfigured door. As I mentioned previously I did not lack to keep the Victorian era fireplaces and as they were not original to the house, I did not feel compelled to do that. I also particularize that Jonathan Sainsbury, in Dorset England, was doing other pieces for the house. During a telephone discussion  about the  Seat I had found a chinoiserie overmantel  and wondered if he could incorporate that over a carven fire surround. He mentioned how wonderful an over looking glass and fireplace encompass  would be patterned on the door surrounds of Clayden house. I ardently agreed as I had for years drooled over pictures of the celebrated house. Two imaginations running wild can be a wonderful thing. Tho Jonathan, at times, made my hair turner whiter with certain things -it took a year and a half to finally get the fact,  it was worth the await. The long awaited  fireplace compass and over mantle arrives in one piece – well two to be true. One of my biggest decisions was whether to leave the circumnavigate white as in Clayden House but alas I  already owned a enchanting pair of chinoiserie inspired gilt mirrors from Italy and thought it would  be too much together. Then I spotted a pair of looking glass on Jonathan’s web site that  I had not seen before and with his salesmanship skills I ended up commissioning  a pair of what he delineate as the ” Hector Pagoda” mirrors. I could have made them all white but as another of Jonathan’s wonderful carved mirror in the bird room was already white and I scarceness difference between the compass.  So green and gold was the decision. After restoring the source plaster cornice and base board, closing off the passage , restoring the crumbling chimney, the room was painted green to work with the comfort, Heath painted the floors, and the adorning process was in full switch. I painted many objects green and gold including the statues below The fun part is the installation but the road to that peculiarity is filled with many problems to be solved and worked around—but such is life and you all know that.  Pictured above is the recover track before the faux floor is painted when the curtains were  just a bolt of fabric and the original mirrors were attendance to be hung and there was as yet no fireplace surround. The Hector Pagoda Mirrors which finally arrived the week before Thanksgiving. The surround did not exactly fit–with blueprints and all and there is not a level surface, quarter or floor in this inn built on the margin of marsh catch. In every rank you can place a  ball on one side and it will roll to the opposite side! A big pain in the backside for any work done in this place. After the mirror was painted green and the first seam of gold paint glazed I accomplish that  it did not work with the pagoda mirrors and that I had to take the plunge and have the gold paint riches leaved. This was done by the gifted faux plein-airist Kristen Bunting from Charleston. Kristen painstakingly painting glazing and gold leafing ( not sure that is a vocable but…) The mirrors in this picture were the original ones that I bend now drop in other rooms in the house. I took a gold magic marker to indicate where I destitution her to color. Before the final change the original mirrors, the un-gilded surround. At last all is in place even down to my first camellias for this season. Pagoda mirrors safely installed curtains up. Following pictures of separate views and details. A detail of the 8’6″ mirrors. I have no curtains in most of the station in Weatherstone and in my friends house in Aspen. I had been into shutters but the great gal who does the bed dressings, fare clothes and pillows for me, another Kristen by the way,  was surprised when I said I think I want curtains for this tenement. Those 10′ high windows does make one feel rather exposed at night. So yards and court of taffeta later the curtains are up through out the house with the exception of the bird room. www.kristenskurtains.com The  one of the two statues now in verdant and E175. One of my wasteful pieces an 18th century  secretaire it is so beautiful I could not resist. The Pagoda Mirrors in place. So there we are the chinoiserie room at last. A mix to be sure but it makes me happy. I am off to Paris for Maison Objet and to divagation the streets of my favorite city for a few  days. So  melancholy if there are typos here I have to go plot!  I equitable turned in my 12th book to my publisher—a huge endeavor culling through an accumulation of almost 30,0000 garden photos taken over many years era. After going through that I decided I needed a break and some inspiration. see you soon-cr Share this:Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new casement)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in renovated window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)

Chinoiserie Living Room

Chinoiserie Living Room
Chinoiserie Living Room

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