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Chinoiserie Style

It’s kind of hard to say whether you might be a fan of Chinoiserie style these days, since it has sort of become a more general term in design & encompasses so many different looks now. The style originated in Chinese culture, & became popular in colonial-era Europe in the 18th century. It is traditionally very stylized & a kind of over-the-top decor (in my opinion), but in more modern times is tied in often to Rococo style – cleaner & more updated. But still, a fairly broad description. Bamboo pattern is very typical of Chinoiserie. I love this mix of blue & green on white – bamboo, geometric, sleek […]

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Things We Love – Wallpapered Foyers

There’s that old saying, “You only get one chance to make a first impression,” and for your house, that first impression is your entry or foyer. My favorite foyers are ones that have a distinct footprint – I like to step inside to a foyer that is it’s own space, then move on into the rest of the house. And that design in a foyer just begs to give off a little ‘wow.’   I love the glimpse we get into this foyer with it’s cheetah spot stencil, which could easily pass for wallpaper.  Ordinarily I would think this is a little over the top, but it’s perfectly set off […]

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