Saturday, April 20, 2013

An Inspiration Board - Styling the Chinoiserie Mantel

Your fireplace and mantel are focal points in your home all year long, not only in the winter and at Christmas. I tend to favor symmetry when styling the fireplace and mantel. My favorite approach is a large abstract painting (the bigger, the better) and a pair of blue and white Chinese porcelain ginger jars, vases, or tulipieres, flanked by a great pair of chairs. I have put together a really good Pinterest board on styling the Chinoiserie mantel, with loads of inspiration here. Below are a few favorites.

Canary Yellow Bergere Club Chairs from Charlotte & Ivy
Pair of Slender Blue and White Ginger Jars from The Pink Pagoda
Large Abstract Painting from Kerry Steele

Sullen Gregory

Anna Spiro

Jamie Meares

Melissa Rufty

Thomas Britt