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.
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.
Paint the ceiling for a cohesive designer look. For this small bathroom, Atlanta designer Michele Gratch used Benjamin Moore’s Habanero Pepper, which matches the reddish tones in the chinoiserie wallpaper. Also, she had the seagrass rug custom cut, which is not a budget buster, and added a border with a yard of fabric that coordinated with the wallpaper.
Designer James Farmer reached for Farrow & Ball’s dragged wallpaper to swathe this dining room in summery and beautifully textured apricot. Created when a brush is used to pull water-based paint slowly across the paper’s surface, the striated result "creates depth that paint alone cannot create," Farmer says. "[Farrow & Ball use] ink pigments, and their colors have that wonderful aesthetic, especially when applied in the striated fashion. Paint simply applied to sheet rock loses its luster."
A room with blue-and-white chinoiserie wallpaper opens to a foyer with a rug and painted light green stairs. The stairwell presents the space for a series of framed landscapes in the space designed by Madcap Cottage. The designers are authors of "Prints Charming: Create Absolutely Beautiful Interiors with Prints & Patterns."
Blue chinoiserie wallpaper makes a dramatic statement in this Asian-inspired master bathroom. A sleek white double vanity is topped in warm brown countertops, while a pair of red mirrors adds a pop of color to the space.
Jade green millwork surrounds this room with dramatic color. A silver chandelier illuminates the large upholstered headboard, which breaks up the patterned wallpaper. Chinoiserie wallpaper features the same green hue as the trim, and the bed is dressed in neutrals, allowing the bold-colored walls and trim to steal the show.
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.
This lush, imaginative sitting room was inspired by Norfolk, England's Houghton Hall. The wallpaper's beautiful patterns and colors come even more alive paired with a shiny pink sofa. Antiques fill tabletops, walls and corners with their stories.