If you are a Chinoiserie lover like Jenn and I, I'm sure you are also a fan of Bunny Williams. She was named one of the top 100 interior designers by Architectural Digest and she has an extensive lines of home decor items. I would love to live in a house she decorated when I grow up. Her decorating style is timeless, detailed, and bold yet inviting. I think I read once somewhere that she loves to take everything out of a room and redecorate it completely - this is also a hobby of mine as well. She sounds like someone I would love to chat and go antique shopping with.
Some tips from Bunny herself.
"Old textiles with character, like this embroidered Turkish towel, are a great way to add pattern and warmth to a room. I use them for cushions, to cover a chair, or just tossed over the back of the sofa."
"Flower arrangements should look easy and natural. I like to assemble a small bouquet in my hand, then tie the stems to hold it together before putting it in a container."
"Spend money on good upholstery. Quality upholstery will last – if you tire of the fabric, you can always recover the piece."
"Art doesn't have to be expensive — even simple framed prints can be interesting."
"Homes are meant to be used and lived in. I don’t believe living rooms should be reserved for parties and dining rooms should be fallow except on holidays."
"If you want people to go into a room, have a drinks bar."