Wednesday, October 20, 2010

More on Chinoiserie

Business has been great and so I have not had time to devote to this blog. Please forgive me for this omission.

Below is an umbrella which Linda Chase of Linda Chase Associates asked us to paint for her show room in Santa Barbara. Linda is a brilliant designer and co-author of several books including, "In The Romantic Style" & "The World of Biedermeier".

This powder room in Boston was part of a large commission by Lucie Beauchemin of Beauchemin Grassi Interiors. Lucie's stunning work in America, Europe and the Middle East has graced residential properties, yachts, helicopters & theaters.

Our mural was based on murals in the Chinese Pavilion of Drottningholm near Stockholm, Sweden.

This panel was created for Honey Collins of Honey Collins Interior Design for this years Wenham Museum's Designer Show House. We work often with Honey and she is a real pleasure to work with and a talented designer.


We had a large project in the California desert over the last winter, and we wrapped up the details this summer. The entry way to the master suite called for a mural to define the space. Lena, Brooke, & the designer, Andree Jessup of Jessup Design, decided on this Chinoiserie scene.

Brooke's mom wanted a mural with some "zing", in the powder room of her Rancho Santa Fe home. The background color added the intensity she was looking for.

This foyer in Manchester, MA, called for a lighter touch.

Back to southern California where the sandy tones seem more appropriate.

Another powder room in Cambridge, MA, for designer Julie Alvarez de Toledo. Julie is located in Orvieto, Italy. She is now much sought after in Europe and USA.

And yet another powder room commissioned by Scott Clements of SR Clements Design, for a house in Manchester, MA, overlooking Singing Beach.

This Manchester, MA, home required a way to beautify the hidden doors between the butlers kitchen and the dining room. Lena and the home owner came up with this solution.

We are so pleased with the mural below, created for Honey Collins, that we published it on our most recent promotional mailer. It was featured in the July/August 2010 issue of Design New England, "Northern Belle" about Honey and her work. Honey wanted this mural to look and feel like an 18th century hand painted wallpaper. We achieved this with multiple layers of Rembrandt chalk and glaze and have dubbed it the "Rembrandt Finish".

Chinoiserie on panels is another common use.

This home in Boston was a commission for Julie Alvarez.