All posts filed under: Chinoiserie

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 …

White Pumpkins And Eucalyptus

This is my last attempt at a fall tablescape. I removed the navy and smaller white pumpkins from the center. I added additional eucalyptus for the large white pumpkins to sit on top of and then used the smaller white pumpkins as place setting toppers. I experimented with greenery and pumpkins on top of the china cabinet, but I was not a fan. The china cabinet is just too tall. I originally thought I would paint or modge podge chinoiserie fabric onto these white pumpkins but I am afraid I would ruin them. However, I am not thrilled with the overall look of these pumpkins. Oh well, I already removed the tags. I decided the foyer table was too busy so I left the fall floral arrangement but removed the pumpkins and eucalyptus picks. All the glassware and chinoiserie pieces seem to fill the table adequately. Every time I would walk by the dining room table and the foyer table I would think that they both looked a little busy. So I removed the pumpkins …