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Chinoiserie Chic :: Pagoda Decor

Chinoiserie, simply stated is a style of decoration reflecting Chinese motifs. The French term dates back to the late 18th century when it became popular to incorporate Asian motifs in traditional European decor such as housewares, furnishings and textiles. The pagoda and its ancient tiered architecture is one such iconic Chinese silhouette that’s still inspires chinoiserie chic home decor today.  This arched silhouette is being featured on everything from wallpaper to lighting, and in a variety of styles from sleek and modern to ornate and traditional. Here are a few of my favorite items inspired by pagodas.

Chinoiserie Chic :: Pagoda Decor :: Simplified Bee

product links: one // two // three // four // five // six

Visit Houzz to see all of my other chinoiserie chic pagoda decor finds!

happy decorating,

cristin

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Read full story By on July 14, 2014 in chinoiserie, design trends, Features, home accessories, houzz, mirrors, throw pillows

San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014 – Dining Room

Last week I finally had the opportunity to tour this year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase. One room that stood out as a personal favorite was the formal dining room by Cecilia Sagrera-Hill and George Brazil of SagreraBrazil. The room’s elegant design was inspired by the existing beautiful wood detailing and gorgeous hand-painted chinoiserie wallpaper installed by interior design icon, Michael Taylor (1927-1986). Mixing up period styles, the design duo added modern elements including the rug, upholstered chairs and geometric shaped dining table covered in a form fitted golden cover. The most eye-catching element however was the modern art hung above the fireplace – a magical infinity mirror with suspended butterflies in colors pulled from the wallpaper. I tried capturing an image of the artwork, but failed (so sorry!). These images don’t do the room justice, but I pulled some of the best ones I took and found:

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*photo credits: 1st and 2nd photo by Janet Paik via Houzz, 3rd & 5th photo by Cristin Priest via of Simplified Bee, 4th photo via Domaine 

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Read full story By on May 28, 2014 in chinoiserie, dining rooms, interior design, Interiors, lighting, original artwork, vintage, wallpaper

Get the Look :: Pretty Chinoiserie Bedroom

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chinoiserie bedroom with foo dog lamps // Laura Tutun Interiors

I love a little touch of chinoiserie and this bedroom by interior designer, Laura Tutun has the perfect balance. The serene gray and white space features a beautiful mix of traditional and modern styles and both subtle and bold chinoiserie elements. One wall features a stunning gray and yellow mural wallpaper that is beautifully framed by windows covered in a Roman shades with a refined Greek key pattern. The foo dog lamp on the modern bedside table  is also a personal fave.

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Read full story By on May 21, 2014 in Bedroom, chinoiserie, Features, Get The Look, interior design, Interiors, lighting, wallpaper, window treatments

Find Find :: Curated Look with One Kings Lane

 

 

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One Kings Lane // Eclectic Decor Finds

It’s not always easy to create an eclectic look. Because it’s a style that can’t be pulled from one period style, catalog or manufacture, it can take time. However there is one site that I leverage frequently for clients and personally that allows me to purchase a mix of styles – it’s One Kings Lane. All of the items used in the mood board above were pulled from current sales going on right now at One Kings Lane. That’s right. Now what are you waiting for? Go shopping!

happy curating,

cristin

 *Although One Kings Lane is an affiliate of Simplified Bee, my opinions are my own.

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Read full story By on April 11, 2014 in beds, chinoiserie, curated look, discounts, Features, friday find, Friday Finds, furniture, lighting