Whimsical Living Room with Chinoiserie Glamor

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Whimsical Living Room with Chinoiserie Glamor

This whimsical,yet inviting, living room was inspired by the peacock oil painting over the dining table. Our client already owned the dark, carved wood table which further enhanced the far and near east vibe. The chinoiserie wallpaper adds another dimension to the Asian and Indian overtones. The painting and the wallpaper influenced our palette of blues,plums, and black mixed with beige, gold, and white.The large windows allow in a lot of light, therefore allowing us to use dark, rich colors on the walls. A carribean blue complementing eggplant in a satin sheen.

Jackie loves collecting fun and interesting objects and displaying them cleverly and so organized that it never becomes clutter.We combined dark satin floral fabrics with a beige bark cloth drapery fabric with chinoiserie floral with peacocks. The potato sack texture of the fabric creates texture and remains translucent enough to allow in a soft glow of light during the day and privacy at night. At the end of the dining room, there is the entrance to the kitchen. This odd area was small, not very inhabitable, yet it was a focal point for the dining room. I was influenced by a dining room by renowned designer Tony Duquette in his own home. There were eastern elements and mirrors on the ceiling and walls. I decided to mirror tile the whole area and trimmed it in bamboo molding painted glossy white, I triple framed it to add definition and drama. We used the pass through as a display for her glassware and serving objects. It gives it function, order, and glamor to a formerly lackluster space.