This elegant transitional living room includes neutral tones with bursts of blue. Although the space has limited square footage, it extends upward two stories. It features a neutral sectional sofa, blue tuxedo armchairs, a mirrored media armoir and blue-and-white chinoiserie curtains.
For a touch of traditional style, an 8-foot-by-4-foot sheet of foam board covered in chinoiserie fabric was attached to the wall behind the dresser with double-sided tape. To prevent the fabric from wrinkling or sagging, it was held taut to the back foam board with gaffer’s tape, then secured in place from the sides using T-pins.
Let it be known that pink accents can work wonders in a formal dining room. Here, two pink chairs instantly brighten the neutral walls -- though their Chinoiserie-inspired print ensures that they still look sophisticated -- while a saturated pink area rug brings some warmth to the hardwood floors.
When you have a bathroom with gorgeous wallpaper, like this chinoiserie print, you don’t have to splurge on the countertop or sink details. Atlanta designer Michele Gratch installed a faucet from a home improvement store with an antique bronze finish and a tiny vase with fresh roses to match the wall’s pink palette.
If you have a built-in niche or desk, or even a simple bookshelf, you can replicate this look from Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va. Tuck a low-profile chair, which you can find by shopping vintage or repurposing stores in person or online, under the desk. Then, create a timeless display on the shelves or desktop. Chinoiserie is all the rage right now and doesn’t have to be a splurge, because replicas are available at discount home goods stores or sites such as eBay, says Michiel Perry, founder of Black Southern Belle.
Curtains are used in the wallpapered entryway as "portieres," a traditional treatment in a doorway without a door. Brad Cruickshank of Cruickshank Remodeling said the look was fitting with the 1921 home. Also, the doorway is the separation between the formal front rooms of the house and the informal portion with the family room and the kitchen.