Project Photos: A Colorful, Chinoiserie Living Room
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!
We 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. We 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).
The 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.Mid-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.