Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Asian Invasion

In an earlier post, I hinted at an obsession I have for Chinoiserie (Orient-inspired furniture and accessories). I'm not sure if it's a full-blown obsession really, maybe just an extreme fondness. You be the judge.
I realize this is too much Chinoiserie in one place. I didn't mean for this to happen. 
It was an accident really. The vintage lamp is from eBay and was $60!! 
And the bottom lights up . . .
how cool is that?

 I love my eBay emperor.
My chandelier is from CircaWho. Great resource for Chinese Chippendale or 
West Palm Beach fabulosity.  Just email Tracy there for prices/shipping.
 Asian garden seat. I had been searching for one of these forever when I finally found it at a local antique mall where someone else had it on hold. But my luck and patience prevailed. I adore the color.
Scored these ginger jars from HomeGoods for $19.99 each. I say jars because you know I had to get two as I'm also obsessed with pairs.

And, of course, you remember my foo dogs (also from eBay).

Oh, who am I kidding? My house is starting to look like Chou Imports. The first step to getting help is admitting you have a problem.

I even drive my Acura while listening to this song incessantly . . . what is wrong with me?

If you want to hear more from the Bird and the Bee, you can check them out here.

Considering my abundance of Far East inspired treasures, you'd think my interest might be waning or that I would be sick of this style. You'd be wrong. 

Things I still long for . . . 
Chinese Chippendale style chairs. These have been on my list forever. Preferably in a bright colored lacquer finish. So pretty.

And something covered in Chiang Mai fabric from Schumacher. This fabric has been around a while, and some may think it's a trend who's time has come and gone, but I still love it.

What do you think? Do I need an Asian intervention?

Sources: MIL, Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Point Click Home, Windsor Smith Home, Plum Cushions, O at Home Magazine


Matt said...

who is the hottie in the mirror?

Susan said...

Okay, half that stuff is new at least since I was last there. Love the garden stool and how the mirror turned out. No intervention necessary. I have always been down with your Oriental leanings. Go East young woman!

Haven and Home said...

I agree, I love it too.

My Interior Life said...

Thanks - I appreciate the vote of confidence for my Asian leanings!

Averill said...

Nah -- Chinoiserie is a classic choice for interiors and it's a wonderful touch to mix in with more modern/transitional pieces. I'm a huge addict myself though so maybe I shouldn't be talking. ;)

PS - Love the garden stool. And yes, HG has a way of getting you like that. Not two weeks ago I was there and saw THE PERFECT coffee table for under $300. Only problem? I'd just bought a coffee table (after months of searching) for over $500!

jonalynn said...

I'm right there with you! Chippendale/faux bamboo chairs haunt my design dreams! And the Dragon is still the ish!

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