Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Springtime Inspiration: Chinoiserie

If I had all the money in the world I would cover my walls in hand-painted wallpaper by de Gournay. I especially love their Chinoiserie styles:





Seeing as I don't have all the money in the world and am in a rental, de Gournay Chinoiserie paper is out of the question for me. After searching online for a few minutes I found that I could easily get my Chinoiserie fix with some reasonably priced dresses.

L to R: Cutesy Girl, Tulle, Blue Fly, YesStyle, Delias

10 comments:

Sally Jane said...

Pretty! Reminds me of an Anthropologie catalog.

Jacquelyn Clare said...

I love it all. The yellow wallpaper seems a little Bloomsbury to me. Have you thought about using either stencils or free hand painting with white paint on a darker toned wall? Or, buying one of the lovely dresses you found and standing up against the wall when people come over?

June Shin said...

I love it. I would only be able to pull it off in my own room. I don't think my fiance would appreciate it. I may have to buy one of those dresses though...

JuliAM said...

i love that dress from yesstyle. which, i had actually never heard of before and now have a new shopping spot.

AsianCajuns said...

Sally Jane, you're right, it is very Anthropologie-esque.

Jacquelyn Clare, brilliant idea! I like the idea of standing up against the wall to give my apartment the appearance of Chinoiserie.

June Shin, yep Chinoiserie is not guy friendly - I'm not sure if that would stop me ;).

Juliam, I think I first heard of YesStyle from a fellow style blogger. I love finding new places to shop online!

Mare said...

Gorgeous!!! Wallpapers and dresses, but especially the wallpapers. Once again, I'm trying not to whimper.

Nate said...

Wooooooow. Never have I ever found patterned walls so...enticing!

Oh, and Catherine -- in my case "nice-n-hot" means a preheated 400 degree oven. Hott!

Stephanie said...

Pretty walls! I'd love to have something like that, but I don't think my hubby would ever speak to me again.

I love the Tulle dress. But primarily because it would cover up any hippage. :)

Wendy said...

I would too!

AsianCajuns said...

Mare, I'm with you on that!

Nate, it's like totally hot! Love your new foodie blog.

Stephanie, sounds like you're in the same boat with June Shin.

Wendy, I didn't think I'd be the only one :) !