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Barnes Vanze Architects meticulously restored the windows and façade to their original Georgetown elegance, capturing the bowing bricks by building an interior-reinforced concrete shell.
Some of us are likely off to the beach these last two weeks of August. DC is a veritable ghost town this time of year. This vignette is a lovely example of what I call Coastal Chinoiserie. The addition of Chinoiserie to a summer home for me adds such elegance and exoticism. For more inspiration, check out my Pinterest board on Coastal Chinoiserie here.
It's summer. Perhaps you have a beach house or would like to give your home a summer beach house look? I have coined the term Coastal Chinoiserie for a more sophisticated summer beach house style. Here are some of its key elements - *Blue and white *Pops of coral if you like *Stripes *Sisal, jute, or sea grass rugs *Chinese Chippendale *Faux Bamboo *Blue and white Chinese porcelain *Chinese garden stools *Rattan *Greek key For lots more inspiration, here is a post I did for Linda at Calling…
Decorating With Bamboo Furniture
In the 1800's, the Victorians loved their bamboo furniture. Today it has gained in popularity and once again is very trendy. If you prefer antiques, there is a great deal of English Victorian bamboo furniture still up for grabs these days. And to think that in the 1800's this furniture was designed to be disposable....last a few seasons and then be discarded. What a testimony to it's structure and sturdiness. These wonderfully elaborate and lightweight furniture pieces have surprisingly…