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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016

7.12.2007

Moss-Designed Bathroom



A few years ago, Charlotte Moss imagined this chinoiserie bathroom for Elle Decor. Some of her inspiration came from that earlier arbiter of English country-house chic, Nancy Lancaster, who was known for furnishing baths like "real rooms." Hence the Regency-style bamboo caned chair with ottoman, French-style end table, and twin sinks dropped into a French cabinet.

Although this bath is roomy, several of Moss' elements could work well in a tiny space: the graphic wallpaper, ("Treillage Sidewall" from Brunschwig & Fils) the tailored window shade, ("Mikado Blue" cotton from Christopher Norman) and the black tole lantern.

Below are two great geometric wall-coverings from Walnut Wallpaper, "Bamboo on Mylar" and a Florence Broadhurst pattern, shown last.





(Sorry I can't identify the illustrator above.)

9 comments:

The Peak of Chic said...

I love the Christopher Norman fabric. Actually, I love the whole thing (and that drawing would look great framed as art!).

style court said...

Jennifer, I agree!

annechovie said...

That IS a great illustration! Love it! I may be wrong, but usually the artist who does Charlotte Moss's renderings is M.K. Tan, who happens to be phenomenally accurate and talented.

P.S. Thanks for the link to my new blog - it looks terrific!

style court said...

Thanks Anne!

katiedid said...

I love the turquoise print at the bottom!

beachbungalow8 said...

i love these. i think vanessa devargas has the gold one, in silver, up at 'turquoisela' so pretty.

the House of Beauty and Culture said...

Looks as if it is a rattan crab/lobster trap that one often sees used as a light fitting - though it may also be a purpose made rattan footstool.

patriciagrayinc.com said...

I love all the chinoiserie inspiration that you are posting. I have always loved it, but now i am appreciating it more. thanks for the wonderful post.

style court said...

oh good patricia!