All posts filed under: Chinoiserie

Bolster Pillow

I’ve been looking at this pillow since 2017. I finally decided to at least entertain the idea of purchasing it so I ordered a few fabric swatches (Loom Decor will send them for free). Two years ago I found these two blue and white lumbar pillows at HomeGoods and I like them but I decided they might look better in the recliners beside the window. So whatever fabric I chose for the bolster needed to at least coordinate with the blue and white lumbar pillows. Loom Decor had a few chinoiserie style fabrics to choose from but none of those would coordinate with my rug or blue and white decor. The blue color of the koi pattern I ended up choosing leans purple but I don’t think it looks bad because all the blues in the room vary in shades and undertones. Loom Decor pillows are definitely pricey but as I have mentioned before, I can’t sew. I spent two years searching for a less expensive option but never found any extra long bolsters or …

Red & Silver: Christmas Decor

My mom found this Hearth & Hand eucalyptus garland at Dirt Cheap. I wanted something to put around the window behind the sink and this light weight garland worked well. I found this cute Christmas towel at a local hardware store. They had a lot of chinoiserie Christmas decor. I need to go back and see if they have gotten in anything new. My grandmother gave me these glittery red balls in different sizes. I decided to add a little color and texture to the stairwell garland which leads you upstairs to the red and silver themed den. I am liking this eclectic den. It has turned into a mix of Asian, traditional, rustic, and bohemian decor, mixing old and a few new items. My brother pointed out that the art on the left side of the window look like two women (left and center) in traditional Japanese kimono, which I thought was neat because that wasn’t my plan when painting but makes me like the paintings more. We finally got the sofa! It is …

Master Bedroom & Bathroom

Like most of the rooms in the house, I would like to paint the master bedroom and bathroom.  In real life, the walls and curtains look like a similar tan color but in photos the walls look really dark and yellow-toned. This room is also a mix of new and old. The blue and white plates, headboard, dresser, and nightstand were given to me by my aunt (they came from my grandmother’s house) and the other items were acquired over time. The rug came from Pottery Barn and has been worth every penny. The chairs are from Wayfair. The cream garden stool was purchased through Walmart’s website. A few of the blue and white plates were purchased from Replacements Ltd. I have a love/hate relationship with TJMaxx/HomeGoods (they are always so messy) but a lot of things like the pillows, lamps, and some of the blue and white ceramics were purchased there. Hanging these plates was a mathematical conundrum. I drew out what I wanted and measured the plates. My husband measured each plate, the …