Project Photos: A Colorful, Chinoiserie Living Room

Project Photos: A Colorful, Chinoiserie Living Roomfeatured

This past Saturday we spent half the day with one of our favorite clients, installing the living room in her new home. A few weeks ago, in our “Kid-Friendly Chinoiserie” post, we had shared the room’s styleboard. Well, now it’s live and in living color!

brass-hill-colorful-chinoiserie-living-room2_optWe were so happy with how the space turned out. It felt fun and vibrant, formal but friendly, perfect for this young family…and their young toddler. brass-hill-colorful-chinoiserie-living-room_optWe incorporated several antique items she had hanging out in storage – namely that gorgeous secretary, which now sports a fun pop of salmon on its interior, and a vintage Ming-style lacquered grasscloth table that was given a fresh coat of paint (Benjamin Moore’s Natural Wicker).

brass-hill-painted-antique-secretary_optThe rest of the room was brand new and we had a ton of fun dressing the oversize sofa in colorful pillows clad in Quadrille, Schumacher and John Robshaw fabrics. The window treatments wore a large-scale botanical print that our client unearthed and we loved that they echoed one of our favorite Josef Frank prints (without the sky-high price tag).  We then framed out the lovely limed oak mantle with gilt ginko sconces and a colorful print from Lulu DK.brass-hill-colorful-family-friendly-living-room_optMid-install,  we commandeered an Air India print she had planned to use in her daughter’s room. We loved how the neon yellow added a surprise pop to her clean white walls and console table. When all was said and done, Remy and I were ready to move right in…or stretch out on the sofa, anyway.



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A lifestyle magazine writer by trade, Mariel swapped her laptop for a hardhat after spending four years (and counting) renovating turn-of-the-century homes in Westchester, NY.

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