For two years, I’ve worked on updating my living room. Now, if you’d imagine a drum roll, please….. Here is my Chinoiserie Inspired Room Makeover.
The two year process began with the customized drapery hack you can find here. The DIY post for the custom tassels you see on the lamps can be found here. There are elements of chinoiserie, palm beach preppy and some traditional southern twists in the room! Now on to the most recent Chinoiserie Inspired Room Makeover.
Elements of Chinoiserie, Palm Beach Chic, and Old South Design Styles Working Together
As with the dining room update recently completed and blogged about here, I’ve combined Chinoiserie, Traditional Southern, and a splash of Palm Beach in the living room. The all new design style I call “Chinosoutherie”.
There is nothing more southern than a vintage drum table. I’ve owned the one in the living room for several years, but with the makeover I splashed it with he most vibrant grass green paint I could find.
A traditional sofa is flanked by vintage marble top end tables, that you could have found decades ago in an southern home. But, now they are adorned with modern table lamps and meticulously curated and colorful Chinoiserie decor pieces.
Palm Beach Chic Makes an Appearance in this Chinoiserie Inspired Living Room Makeover as well
The acrylic and metal cocktail table, bright pillows and over-sized modern art piece could easily be found in a Palm Beach home. So could the entertaining brass monkey. He is on his best behavior along side the striking green pagoda, the larger than life ginger jar, and a colorful stack of coffee table design books .
The pink lacquered cheetah chair deserves a DIY blog post all it’s own, and will be featured in a future blog.
There are a few pieces that I was lucky enough to thrift! I love to have a piece or two in every room that was rescued from a thrift store. The vintage Asian articulated lamp that is front center in the picture window, and the amazing vintage Asian bowl fit the bill in this living room makeover.
This colorful room greets me with a cheery “good morning”, day after day as I begrudgingly drag myself down the staircase, yawning all the way, toward that requisite cup of coffee! Hope your home does the same for you!
You can see more of my colorful home on my Instagram account, just follow this link: Southern Nell Gracious Living