Lately I have been inspired by hand painted
Chinese wallpapers by de Gournay and Gracie. I love them in all colors,
particularly in blue, pink and yellow.
I adore the popular bird, butterfly, flower
and tree motifs, but I also am fascinated by the colorful, old-world Chinese depictions.
my “Dining Room” board on Pinterest,
and I noticed what I thought at first glance was a duplicate pin…
Chinoiserie dining room Billy Baldwin designed in the 1950s:
here is a dining room Meg Braff designed, using Shanghai wallpaper by
yellow and red pagoda-inspired valances!
Scalamandré wallpaper is still expensive, it is a
fraction of the cost of custom, hand painted Chinese papers, which generally
run well over $1,000 per panel. What a clever way of achieving this classic
look on a modified budget!
Shanghai, by Scalamandré, hand printed toile
in Palm Beach estates. I have written about my little hobby of perusing Palm
Beach MLS listings for design inspiration (here),
and below are two amazing dining rooms I found.
your budget, another option to achieving this look is to frame a few hand
painted panels. That way, you can take them with you, should you ever move!
Beautiful, April 2012