Guest Picks: The Sophistication of Purple and Chinoiserie
The iconic Scalamandre Zebra wallpaper is now available in a gorgeous purple colorway. Imagine it in a powder room or nursery.
A gorgeous Hillary Thomas lamp finial in purple would be the perfect finishing touch to a great statement lamp.
Stunning Greek key trim in magenta and gray will add a custom look to ready-made curtains.
This Scalamandre china in a beautiful amethyst chinoiserie design is very well priced. I want these!
China Seas brand new Trellis Background fabric comes in this fabulous lilac colorway.
Wallpaper with oriental lanterns in a lovely purple would be so pretty in a bedroom.
These stunning heirloom-quality napkins with an embroidered dragon in purple were featured in Southern Living.
Meissen's Ming Dragon pattern and the color purple make for a gorgeous pattern. My wedding china has dragons and I still adore it — I am not a white china gal.
This gorgeous hand-painted chinoiserie wallpaper on an iris background is perfect powder room paper.
The very dramatic Lotus wallpaper by Farrow & Ball in a purple colorway would be amazing in a dining room.
Here's a lovely lavender fretwork wastebasket for the powder room.
Fern is the name of this lovely hand-painted wallpaper by Fromental. I love that moody, smoky purple background.
Meg Braff's Up a Tree wallpaper in gold on aubergine is a favorite of mine. It's so whimsical.
Quadrille's classic chinoiserie toile Paradise Garden in purple is available as both wallpaper and fabric. Use the wallpaper in your master bedroom.
I love this wool flat-weave rug in lavender. It's has a very popular design in an unexpected color.
Thibaut's Marrakesh wallpaper and fabric in eggplant would be great in a dining room. Go bold with trim painted in eggplant as well.
Griffin & Wong's hand-painted wallpaper is the ultimate in purple chinoiserie elegance.
Add velvet trim in a fretwork design to ready-made curtains for some chinoiserie flair. There are lots of DIY tutorials on how to do this.
Looking for a baby step into the world of purple? Farrow & Ball's Calluna paint color is gray with just a touch of lavender. It's a great neutral.
Osborne & Little's Palais Chinois wallpaper in purple is perfect for a bedroom. It's both restful and elegant.