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.
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.
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.
Though it features sensible gray walls and a traditional fireplace, this dining room uses a boho basket, pink Chinoiserie-inspired chairs and two colorful, contemporary rugs to avoid feeling too stiff or serious. A tall, antique cabinet adds height to the space and keeps entertaining essentials at the ready.
On the other side of the family room, a plush pink armchair cozies up next to a built-in bookshelf, creating a colorful reading corner. A golden floor lamp sits within easy reach and casts a warm glow across the space at night.
Designers Elle + Vreeland used a sophisticated blend of contemporary art, exotic touches like these hide-covered campaign chairs and a Chinoiserie wall covering to give an unexpected polish to a small guest bedroom.
Bright green drawers give an unexpected contemporary twist to a more traditional chest of drawers used as a sideboard and bar in this colorful California dining room. The space draws its accent color palette from the Chiang Mai Dragon fabric by Schumacher adorning the end dining chair.
A custom-designed de Gournay wallpaper set the scene for designer Pamela Babey’s depiction of a romantic Venetian garden—after a party—in a vignette for the 2017 San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show. A Venetian carved and painted chair, a Danish painted day bed and Chinoiserie-painted wire and wood demi-lune tables are sourced from New York-based antiques dealer Carlton Hobbs.
An Italian serpentine walnut three-drawer commode, a Tuscan carved giltwood mirror and an 18th century English chinoiserie tall case clock are in the foyer designed by Jacquelynne P. Lanham Designs for the Southeastern Designer Showhouse in Atlanta. The black-and-white floor has a zig-zag pattern. On the commode are two gold Ormolu ornaments on lucite bases and a pair of 1930’s Chinese green hardstone lamps with lavender shades. Two 19th century regency-style chairs with an ebony finish are underneath framed original landscape oils by Tyler Colgan.