Blanc de Chine
Above, bedroom with blanc de chine lamp as seen in Domino, February 2007.
Interior design above, Betsy Burnham; photo by Lisa Romerein, as seen in the Fall 2005 issue of InStyle Home. Note the pagoda lamp.
Above, a vignette with blanc de chine in Megan's home.
Blanc De Chine: Divine Images in Porcelain
Above, one of a pair of white porcelain lamps with charcoal drum shades, from Pieces.
You don't really need me to state the obvious: blanc de chine (a French term for undecorated white porcelain originally made in China during the 17th and 18th centuries) is chic again. Whether it's a repro from Anthropologie or a museum quality piece from Christie's, these pale ceramics appeal to many. I'm already forming a Christmas wish-list of related books. The title above I've mentioned before, but the (unfortunately pricey) volume, Blanc de Chine: History and Connoisseurship Reviewed, is an exciting new find.