39 Ideabooks by Beth Connolly

Guest Picks: The Iconic Chinese Garden Stool
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The Chinese garden stool has become such a classic in interior design. It can be found anywhere around the home, indoors or out, holding towels, magazines, books, a drink, a plant, or as extra seating or just as a beautiful decorative piece. It’s a...
Guest Picks: The Chinese Chippendale Chair
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You can never go wrong choosing the Chinese Chippendale chair for your home. It’s a timeless classic. Dating back to the 18th century, this iconic chair is more popular today than ever. It is the perfect choice for the entryway, dining room, kitchen,...
Guest Picks: The Ginger Jar
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Ginger jars are a such a focal point in chinoiserie-chic decor. Whether used singly, in pairs or in mixed groups, nothing is more iconically chinoiserie than a ginger jar. Below are my picks, from the classic and traditional to the unusual and unique,...
Guest Picks: Fresh Pineapples for the Home
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Starting in the Caribbean, then spreading to Europe and Colonial America, the pineapple has been a symbol of welcome and hospitality. And now, pineapples are hot again in home decor! But these are not your mother’s Williamsburg pineapples. They are...
Guest Picks: Stylish From The Start: Chinoiserie Chic Children
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I thought it would be fun to take a look at stylish picks with chinoiserie-chic flair for the nursery and children’s bedrooms. In this ideabook you will discover elephants, monkeys, giraffes, zebras, Greek key patterns and pagodas for the little ones...
Guest Picks: Shining Examples of Chinoiserie Lighting
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Statement lighting has become the jewelry of beautiful rooms. Here are my picks for lamps, sconces and chandeliers with a chinoiserie (Chinese-esque) flair that will be the perfect finishing touches for your home. One of my interior designer tricks is...
Guest Picks: Chic Black and White Chinoiserie
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Decorating with black and white is a hot trend for 2014. Adding pieces in black and white gives any room, regardless of its style or color scheme, a classic, elegant, graphic and modern ambience. In rooms with lots of color, black and white pieces ground...
Guest Picks: Go Gray for Modern Elegance
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Gray is rivaling white and beige as the perfect neutral. It is modern, elegant and sophisticated, and it pairs beautifully with any color. Used on chinoiserie, gray creates a classic yet very modern vibe that you will love in your home. Use gray chinoiserie...
Guest Picks: A Chinoiserie Chic Christmas
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Do you love chinoiserie chic style? You can decorate your home for the holidays with these great chinoiserie picks including foo dogs, elephants, monkeys, pagodas, ginger jars — all the icons of chinoiserie style for your tree, mantel, coffee table...
Guest Picks: Pagodas at the Peak
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Pagodas are an ancient architectural silhouette that has taken center stage in interior design. A bit like an exotic wedding cake in shape, they add a fanciful and elegant touch to your home. Here are my picks large and small to add to your decor. —...
Guest Picks: Green With Chinoiserie Envy
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I love the combination of green and chinoiserie. It's fresh, modern, preppy and happy. Green is a great neutral as well, as it can combine with any color you like. I think it's truly stunning with navy, pink, white or black (my favorites), and amazing...
Guest Picks: The Sophistication of Purple and Chinoiserie
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In recent years, the color purple has been relegated to the rooms of tween girls who are tired of pink. But purple is a wonderful color: It's papal, regal, mysterious, complex. It has probably been the least-used color in interior design, but that is...
Guest Picks: Chinoiserie to Put You in the Pink
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Have some fun with decorating your home by including some of these great pink chinoiserie accent pieces. Pink is not just for the nursery or child's room anymore. The happy hue has been featured in show houses, decorating magazines and on Houzz, and works...
Guest Picks: Zebra Wallpaper
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Zebra wallpaper is such a hot decorating trend! It is a very dramatic choice for any room in your home and is perfect if your style is chinoiserie chic, Hollywood Regency or Palm Beach chic. Here is a collection of inspiration boards I have created and...
Guest Picks: Chinoiserie Outdoors
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Bring your love for chinoiserie outdoors this summer with these great picks. You will find ideas perfect for adding chinoiserie style to your porch, patio and garden. Don't be afraid to use blue and white Chinese porcelain outdoors. Chinese garden stools,...
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