Beth from Chinoiserie Chic concludes our Chinese Village House virtual makeover series with the
courtyard and front door. It has been such a privilege to partner with Beth, who
just celebrated her four year blog anniversary on Saturday.
has been celebrating Chinoiserie Chic’s anniversary week by sharing inspiration
boards each day for her fantasy Chinoiserie Chic house and an exciting giveaway! Also, if you are looking for an architecturally
and historically significant Chinoiserie home across the pond (or if you just
want to drool), you must read Beth’s recent post on the Pagoda house, located
just outside of London and available for approximately $4.5 USD. It is amazing!!
price of the Coral Gables Chinese Village House was recently reduced, which presents a
fantastic investment opportunity for one savvy buyer. Miami has a large number
of seasonal residents, and I could easily see this home scooped up as a second
home, or as the ultimate conversation starter primary residence. The new owners will also have the great
fortune of Beth’s inspiration boards for reference as they begin renovations!
tuned next Monday, as I pay tribute to Beth’s series with a recap of all of her
inspiration boards for the Chinese Village House. Thank you, Beth! It has been
such a joy partnering with you!
One enters the Chinese Village House via a red and yellow Chinese fretwork gate that brings you into a courtyard with ten feet high walls leading to the house. The courtyard really lacks character. I would tear out the ugly painted concrete and patches of grass and put in a beautiful Moroccan tile floor. The high walls would be espaliered with lemons, oranges, wisteria and other beautiful vines. I would add a pair of red lacquered Chinese benches and several blue and white Chinese fishbowls filled with plants. I would also replace the existing pair of foo dogs with a larger, more elegant pair. This will also coordinate with what I chose for the backyard makeover. I hope you have enjoyed this virtual makeover of the Chinese Village House. I would love to see this house properly restored and decorated and brought back to life.
|My virtual makeover of the backyard.|
|I love this example of Moroccan tiles in a chevron pattern and the espaliered plants|
|The fretwork gate leads into the courtyard of the Chinese Village House|