Chinoiserie Living Room
Chinese and European design elements transform a lifeless living room into a space with a designer look.
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The Inspiration Room
Host Brooke Channon and designer Linda Applewhite work together to re-create the look of Applewhite’s Inspiration Room. Applewhite used a combination of Chinese and European design elements to create this designer look.
The Makeover Room
Guest designer Linda Applewhite helped direct the transformation of a lifeless living room into a charming and vibrant space by taking the following steps:
- Added a warm buttery yellow (Benjamin Moore: Kansas Grain) to the walls. Hung bright red and gold draperies to add bold color to the room.
- The design team applied a stone-like faux finish to the stark white mantel to add warmth and texture to the room.
- Placed a rug with an open pattern and warm colors on the floor.
- Placed a console table in front of the draperies. The table was dressed with imported Chinese lamps and red accented accessories to complement the draperies.
The Bottom Line
To see where the savings are, take a look at this direct cost comparison of some Inspiration Room items and the creatively comparable ones used in the Makeover Room:
English horsehair and down sofa, $8,000 / Chenille damask sofa, $600
Antique Chinese tray with bamboo shaped legs, $2,400 / Chinoiserie style tray table, $100
French bombe chest, $4,800 / Small black bombe chest, $150
Custom antique upholstered chair, French leopard ottoman, antique oval coal holder, $3,500 / Damask covered chair, faux Dalmatian fur ottoman, black octagonal table, $225
Flemish Baroque carving, two urns with topiaries, Asian statues, $13,600 / Oval floral cast resin relief, two half urns painted bronze, red ancestor figurines, $160
textured paint for fireplace mantel - Home Depot
oval floral cast resin relief panel, half urns, silk topiaries, wood veneer hamper - TJ Maxx
Buddha statue - Marshalls
green pillow - Ross
chinoiserie tray-style table with bamboo shaped legs - Tuesday Morning
fabric for pillows - Poppy Fabrics
pleated lampshades - Lamps Plus
urns - Michaels
potpourri, beaded fruit - Pier 1 Imports
floral framed prints - Bombay Company
window hardware - IKEA