Morning morning, and welcome back to part two of my chinoiserie extravaganza – today I thought we should take a look at the different options for sourcing these fabulous wallcoverings.
Firstly, for the real deal (and very expensive) I-want-to-spend-all-day-gazing-at-you shizzle, you need to get your butts to Paul Montgomery, de Gournay, Fromental or Gracie Studio.
Paul Montgomery (in my opinion, the best of the pastel shades live here):
de Gournay (the ultra-luxurious go to design house for classic elegant chinoiserie):
Fromental (recommended for its more modern take on the classic designs – check out the MONKEYS! – and its contemporary colourways):
And lastly Gracie Studio (who have a simply HUGE range and interesting colourways – loving this marigold shade below):
For those of you who are not the happy owners of a trust fund (!), here are some similar wallpapers without the bonkers price tag – try the non-hand painted versions from Schumacher, Thibaut and Zoffany.
And the Fontaine prints fabric collection from Zoffany can also be used as a wall covering:
But if your heart’s set on getting your mittos on one of the hand painted silk puppies, Griffin & Wong have some more reasonably priced versions:
Or this ebay seller is supposed to be pretty good I believe:
And here are some slightly cheaper ideas and DIY options.
Instead of covering an entire room or wall in the stuff, why not incorporate just one mural into a wall painted in a complementary or contrasting colour. Errr, $6.50/square foot? That’s more like it…
And here’s a more pricey but also really unusual mural from Waverly:
Or instead of committing to an expensive wallcovering, why not use one of these fun-and-bargainous screens:
A vinyl wall sticker is another inexpensive yet striking addition to any room (this Etsy seller has a huge range of colours and can customise the design for you):
Or why not totally DIY-it using one of these stencils, some luxurious backing paper and oodles of metallic paints:
Similar to the mural idea above, you could frame a small piece of your favourite chinoiserie design or incorporate a couple of panels into a scheme (making the panels the same width as the wallpaper roll is the easiest option):
Or simply only cover a small area in the wallpaper:
And lastly, check out SecondHand Rose for some surprisingly reasonably priced vintage/antique wallcoverings:
You now officially have no excuse not to add a little whimsical chinoiserie touch to your home, let me know if you do!