If you only use Chinoiserie wallpaper in one room of your house, make it the dining room.Nothing is prettier.I have chosen a vivid blue hand painted silk wallpaper by Griffin & Wong called Song Sassoon.I have gotten rid of the tile in the dining room, bringing in the black ebony hardwood floors that I used in the entryway and hall.I have chosen a large sisal rug trimmed in black. The shelves will hold a collection of blue and white Chinese porcelain.
The table is mahogany and brass by Michael Taylor for Baker’s Far East Collection circa 1959. It extends to ten feet for dinner parties. The eight chairs are Frances Elkins loop chairs painted blue with blue leather cushions. A red Chinoiserie secretary picks up the red in the dining room’s original red fretwork doors. The drawers of the secretary can hold linens and silverware and the fold down desk is a perfect spot for a light meal for one or two people. The dramatic crystal chandelier is antique, replacing the ceiling fan.
Next up will be the kitchen.
|Image via ChineseVillageHouse.com|