Chinoiserie Chic

A few things...

Lately I have found myself attracted to little bits of Chinoiserie strewn into a space. I am always a fan of a full on Chinoiserie decorated space. However, because its such a colorful and vibrant style, I don't think I could live with that everyday. NYC is hard core and work can be a bit hectic, so I need to come home and visually relax. Having said that, I like small elements of the look thrown around like on this adorable coffee table...or a glam bathroom.
 I think the look can be subdued by using it with a warm and sensual color combination like these rooms here, gorgeous gold and rich teal. 
  Another perfect pairing I noticed that I really like is black and white floors mixed with Chinoiserie patterns. Mary Macdonald did this entryway with the look and I happen to think its magical.
all images found here and on Chinoiserie Chic...

The Art of Living: making doors more chic with wallpaper

The moment I spotted this gorgeous entryway, I let out a sharp gasp! How gorgeous + dramatic, no? I quickly realized the effectiveness of wallpapered doors and remembered the way I adore Martinique Wallpaper ...

I just love the continuity that wallpapered doors provides. It's almost essential in New York apartments due to the size. Keeping the same pattern throughout actually makes the space seem bigger. It's such a clever old decorators trick and looks magnificent! 
I really love the way the dark brown and mint green damask wallpaper looks. So chic.
I kind of want to try it now don't you?

Images via, pinterest, the paris apartment, inspireddesign, livingetc, gardennylane

Wallcolor Wednesday: A pretty little green room...

After a day of being out in the streets walking around I am just overjoyed that spring weather is finally arriving to the city. It has me dreaming of the most bright and vibrant colors on the walls. Especially the color GREEN...

The perfect touch of pretty femininity...
A touch of modern chic...
A touch of history...
A touch of traditional...
And a baby touch of masculine...

images via, brian park photography...elle decor...apartmenttherapy. lonnymagazine.

a House Beautiful as ever! {manhattan apartment love}

Have you guys seen the lastest issue of House Beautiful?
I cannot get over the cover + the gorgeous NYC apartment that graces it.
Lots of color (as i'm sure you can guess) is my favorite, I literally get some serious pleasure looking at homes with extremely bold color palates. It warms my soul and feeds my eyes to see such goodness.
This gorgeous pink wallpaper is amazing! Chinoiserie, hello, i love you!
Oh, and of course all of the purple in this space....sigh.
images via EOS

chinoiserie...oh so chic

This beautiful picture currently reflects my "design mood", if you will.
I am so over the top in love with chinoiserie at the moment.
I mean, don't get me wrong, I always love some good chinoiserie moments, 
but currently I just can't get enough of the look.
The wallpapers, the fabrics, the furniture, the accessories...ouf!
I have been searching and searching and there is endless inspiration.
I think I need to buy some chippendale chairs and call it a day.
(i apologize for the mass of photos in this post, but i love them all so much i couldn't leave any out)

all images via the beautiful beth over at Chinoiserie Chic

a Scandanavian chic laundry room

Sometimes we forget that laundry and cleaning make up for most of our time spent at home, second only to our beds (and the kitchen too,  of course).
Laundry rooms are just as important to decorate as any other room in the home.

Feast your eyes on this gorgeous modern chinoiserie laundry room 
decorated by my beautiful friend Dagny.
I love the perkiness of the wallpaper, the glamour of the Chanel photos and the chicness of the black and white striped flooring. My most favorite part is the beautiful view from the window.
Gorgeous, no?