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Melanie's "The Chinoiserie Incident" Bedroom

The Chinoiserie Incident




Seattle, Washington



Colors Used

aquamarine, peacock, mandarin, black and white

Color Inspiration

This room started with the wallpaper. The aqua and peacock are super gorgeous but the pattern is so bold it needed a strong compliment to provide balance. Orange was a natural choice. Keeping everything else simple was imperative. Black and white furniture and accessories help to ground the space.

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Comments (24)

One of my all-time favorite color combos! Gorgeous room!

posted by gussychairs on October 20, 2010 at 12:09pm
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Very nice!

posted by tyrec on October 20, 2010 at 11:36am
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Great pattern.

posted by klausandheidi on October 20, 2010 at 2:37pm
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The use of toile with the other patterns is fabulous! An elegant and sophisticated example of combining color and pattern.

posted by AmandaDT on October 20, 2010 at 2:02pm
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LOVE this! You've taken some very disparate patterns and made them work well together. A lovely, very unique bedroom.

posted by Kelliente on October 20, 2010 at 3:24pm
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You do such a great job! Good luck with the contest!

posted by Andrea123 on October 20, 2010 at 7:40pm
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This is what a bedroom should be! It's beautiful, but comfortable and calming. Looks well-loved and cared for.

posted by dianekate on October 20, 2010 at 3:48pm
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posted by bepsf on October 20, 2010 at 4:17pm
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This is so gorgeous, I'm giddy! You're fabulous.

posted by creative license on October 20, 2010 at 6:51pm
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This gets my vote!

posted by kh911 on October 20, 2010 at 8:33pm
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Where are the sheets from? I like the orange pattern.

posted by SanDiegoAT on October 21, 2010 at 12:59am
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where did you get the great pillows?

posted by jillmcarlisle on October 21, 2010 at 8:57am
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Simply lovely. Love the pillows!

posted by ericsharem on October 21, 2010 at 10:43am
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@ SanDiegoAT - It's actually a duvet and shams. They're just from Pottery Barn. I believe it was the "tile print" collection.

@jillmcarlisle - I made the pillows. I have an Etsy shop if you're interested: www.plumcushion.etsy.com

Thanks to everyone for your nice comments!

posted by hellomelanieb on October 21, 2010 at 10:44am
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Great Job Melanie...Good luck with the contest!!!

posted by Katiushka1 on October 21, 2010 at 11:25am
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posted by AngieBang on October 21, 2010 at 5:32pm
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To me this looks way too busy and cramped, kind of dizzying, especially for a bedroom. It's a small room and you make it look even smaller. Also, window right above a bed doesn't looks right to me.

posted by le_mond on October 21, 2010 at 7:11pm
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Thanks! Will look at your Etsy shop too, I like the pillows also. :-)

posted by SanDiegoAT on October 22, 2010 at 2:36am
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Personally those busy walls would drive me mad in a bedroom, but it looks fabulous.

posted by greatkate on October 22, 2010 at 5:23pm
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Great mix of patterns...I like!

posted by junklover on October 24, 2010 at 8:30pm
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HOW is this not one of top choices?

posted by Bridget212323 on October 25, 2010 at 4:30pm
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You've made this small room really come alive with a very sophisticated (IMO) combination of patterns and color. Using the window and window treatments as a focal point to emphasize the available natural lighting was quite clever, as it can be really difficult to make a room this size so visually appealing. My guess is that the room is ~10 x 12?
Good luck; hope you win!

posted by JD2002 on October 26, 2010 at 7:02am
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did you DIY your cornice? i LOVE the pattern that you did!

posted by shminta on October 27, 2010 at 7:02pm
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Stunning! I love every inch of this room :-)

posted by Norsk Teal on October 27, 2010 at 8:16pm
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