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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

Design Crush :: Lulu DK

LuLu DK butterfly table runner and pink peonies // fiesta ideas

A few years ago a butterfly fabric by Lulu deKwaitkowski for Schumacher inspired the color palette and theme for a family party. I spotted the playful pattern in another textile of Lulu’s that was used to cover walls. It’s hard to see from the image below, but the fabric is a gorgeous linen and the butterflies are in shades of blue with gold metallic accents. It is quite striking.

butterfly wallcovering - Lulu DK textiles #butterflies

The image, found on Lulu’s blog reminded of how much I love her aesthetic – colorful, chic and always inviting. Her sophisticated, yet relaxed style is a result of her polar upbringing in bustling Manhattan and the laid-back beach lifestyle of the Hamptons and Bahamas. It’s most apparent in her LULU DK collections of fabrics, rugs, bedding, artwork and other decor items.

LuLu DK heart rug and artwork // girl's bedroom

This sweet child’s room features LULU DK’s heart rug and artwork.

inviting living room - Lulu DK

LULU DK linen pillows in wavy blue pattern top Lulu’s own sofa.

artwork by Lulu DK

Lulu always hand draws and paints her motifs and patterns before they are transformed into beautiful textiles. Her artwork is stunning!

butterfly wall decals // Lulu DK #butterflies

Recently, Lulu launched a line of adorable wall decals. My fave are the butterflies. So cute for a baby’s nursery, don’t you think?

gold removable tattoos // LULU DK #tattoos

I’ve never been a tattoo girl, but Lulu’s new metallic jewelry tattoos are so chic. Available in gold, silver or black the tattoos will last about 4 days in and out of the water. I just might have to try them out this summer!

happy decorating,

cristin

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Read full story By on June 18, 2014 in Bedroom, girl's bedroom, home accessories, interior design, Interiors, Living Room, original artwork, pattern, rugs, tabletop, textiles, throw pillows, wallpaper

Emily Henderson’s Living Room :: Get the Look

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I’m loving the relaxed, eclectic California vibe in designer/stylist, Emily Henderson’s living room recently featured in Matchbook Magazine. She is a master at mixing old with new and splurges with thrift store finds. I am particularly liking the art gallery wall, hanging plant and geometric patterns throughout. So fun!

beachy living room // Emily Hendersoneclectic california living room design

product links: macrame plant holder // triangle pillow // surfer photo // mixed media art // nesting side tables  //  cowhide rug // pink sofa // pouf

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Read full story By on June 16, 2014 in Features, furniture, Get The Look, interior design, Interiors, Living Room, throw pillows

San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014: Boy’s Bedroom

Another charming kids space in this year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase was created by local design firm, Regan Baker Design.  The little boy’s bedroom (aka Little Roamers Room) was inspired by Regan Baker’s own children’s love of building forts.

Tent Bed - Boys Bedroom - Regan Baker Design #bedrooms

Taking center stage is a darling denim tent hung from the ceiling. It can even be expand across the room to create a giant playhouse. How fun is that! I also love the hanging lantern centered inside the tent. So darn cute!

tent bed - boys bedroom - san francisco showcase

Here’s a closer look at the bed layered in throw pillows, wool blanket and bed sheets from Serena & Lily. Love that sweet stuffed chicken too and animal pocket dolls from Coral & Tusk!

vintage 1970s amimal wallpaper in orange - boys bedroom - Regan Baker Design

The homeowner asked Regan to incorporate the existing 1970s wallpaper. The zig zag parade of animals in orange and white inspired the tribal artwork and southwestern inspired textiles also found throughout the space.

boys bedroom closet with wallpaper - Regan Baker Design

How cute is the closet with map wallpaper, arrows and darling clothing from Tea Collection?

The showhouse is open through May 26th, so there is still time for you to tour. Also, for more information on this boy’s room, visit Regan’s blog!

happy decorating,

cristin

*photo credits: Janet Paik for Houzz (3rd photo), Patricia Chang for SF Curbed (2nd & 4th photos), Regan Baker Designs (1st photo)

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Read full story By on May 19, 2014 in baby and children, Bedroom, bedrooms, beds, Boy, boy's bedroom, Closets, houzz, interior design, Interiors, Organization, throw pillows