August 28, 2015 – 11:50am


Not Your Average Blue and White~


RECENTLY,  I began to follow some beautiful home decorating and lifestyle blogs, many of which post often about their mutual affection for all things BLUE and WHITE.  I cannot recall how I stumbled upon one, I believe it was via Pinterest, but it doesn’t matter.  I came upon a blog entitled: “The Pink Pagoda”.  Maybe you have heard of it and follow it. It led to me to other beautiful blogs as well. Long story short, they are having a BLUE and WHITE Linking Party for bloggers to share their BLUE and WHITE love, Monday, November 4th, 2013. Let me tell you, this could be a daunting task! These bloggers are serious about their BLUE and WHITE and I certainly hope I came up with some different photos from everyone else! All that was necessary to join the fun was to create a post with a BLUE and WHITE topic and voila! – another feast for the eyes.

What I found interesting in my search was the variety of styles.  BLUE and WHITE in the past is what I would have termed a “Collected Look”.   One very lonely piece of BLUE and WHITE porcelain will not be happy.  It beckons for others to join her!  I know. I just started.  I’ve been around BLUE and WHITE for decades.  My mother gave me a couple pieces of BLUE and WHITE porcelain when I was a newlywed (which I still have). Unfortunately I never decorated with BLUE and WHITE in any of the nine homes we’ve lived in.  But now, I really, really enjoy the hunt.

So, if you have been thinking that BLUE and WHITE is not for you, please stay through the balance of the post, I’ve got some fresh suggestions for you!

As you will see in the beautiful photos below is that it has evolved and has a lovely modern take as well.

blue and white trio 6

Great classic women’s wear in BLUE and WHITE. A fresh vignette and a stunning deep blue chest with nail head detailing.

But as  you will see in the beautiful photos below is that it has evolved and has a lovely modern take as well.


blue and white bedroom

A very traditional take on a BLUE and WHITE patterned bedroom. For the serious BLUE and WHITE aficionado!

blue and white china display

A highly Traditional look with BLUE and WHITE and Silver on display. Lovely in the right setting.

blue and white dishes

Close up of some BLUE AND WHITE china. Mix ’em and Match ’em!

blue and white chair

A vibrant take on the traditional BLUE and WHITE wing chair!

blue and white chair2

A lovely transitional style reproduction chair in BLUE and WHITE.

blue and white dining chairs

This photo depicts a Coastal feel with the sisal like carpet and the BLUE and WHITE fabric covered dining chairs.

Cashiers Show House

Another example of a Traditional BLUE and WHITE display, primarily Chinoiserie.

If you’re not quite into the Chinoiserie Blue and White look, I’ve found a  fresh take on the blue and white that’s hitting the fashion and home fashion scene pretty big~ JUST. FOR. YOU.

blue and white chevron chair

This BLUE and WHITE chair is so fresh and keeps the trend living on.

blue and white chair 3

Another fabulous way to incorporate BLUE and WHITE into your decor and keeping the pattern aspect toned down.

Blue and white trio A

These great examples prove that the BLUE and WHITE look come in various designs for all styles.  Absolutely LOVE the ottoman!

blue and white 4 A

BLUE and WHITE? Something for EVERYONE!

blue and white chair 4

DON’T tell me that this is not a fresh take on BLUE and WHITE!

blue and white trio 3

Fresh, fresh, fresh are these BLUE and WHITE beauties.

Blue and white trio 5

BLUE and WHITE for ALL ages!

blue and white trio 6

Classic and Stylish – for the BLUE and WHITE minded.

blue and white trio 9

The BLUE and WHITE touch graces a wedding cake. Fresh BLUE and WHITE stripes on a lovely summer sundress and pale BLUE glass bottles add a cute touch to the table setting.

blue and white trio 8

Love the Blue upholstery on the bed. Here’s a fresh take on a BLUE and WHITE table-setting! How about the BLUE and WHITE striped lamp from Ralph Lauren?

Blue and White trio 7

Some interesting and creative ways to incorporate the BLUE and WHITE theme into your space!

Blue and White jewlery WCAS

Jewelry made from broken Antique BLUE and WHITE porcelain. From the Warren County Antique Show October, 2013.


Where to purchase BLUE and WHITE porcelain? Antique Shows such as the Warren County Antique Show are wonderful places to start!

My Blue and White Collection

Just beginning my BLUE and WHITE collection. Small, I know. Just starting!

The Pink Pagoda Blue and White Bash November button

Thanks so much for stopping by Chatti Patti Talks Design!

I hope that you have found something in this post to inspire you!




noun \shēn-ˈwäz-rē, -ˈwä-zə-;ˌshēn-ˌwäz-ˈrē, -ˌwä-zə-\ or in my terms: Shen WAZZ er EE

From Mirriam-Webster:

“Fanciful European interpretations of Chinese styles in the design of interiors, furniture, pottery, textiles, and gardens. The expansion of trade with East Asia produced a lively vogue for Chinese fashions in the 17th–18th centuries. The most outstanding chinoiserie interior was the Trianon de Porcelaine (1670–71), built for Louis XIV at Versailles. The style featured lavish gilding and lacquering, the use of blue and white (as in delftware), asymmetrical forms, unorthodox perspective, and Asian motifs. In the 19th century, the fashion gave way to Turkish and other styles considered exotic.”

chinoiserie kitchen

This kitchen is so STUNNING, even if you do not like CHINOISERIE. I’m loving the deep coral almost red accent in the gorgeous chairs, lantern and even the chandy. Notice the chairs with the chandy are a different style and even though the accent color is carried through, the style is decidedly more modern than the pagoda lantern. This is a beautifully designed kitchen!

chinoiserie lighting fixture

This is a WONDERFUL Pagoda Lantern. The touches of gold will lend itself well to lovely Chinoiserie wallpaper with similar colors. drool.

chinoiserie grandfather clock

If you don’t enjoy the overdone Chinoiserie style (and yes, it is out there) how’s this for a wonderful piece?

chinoiserie chair

This is an AMAZING PAGODA CHAIR. Love the intricate detail.

chinoiserie living area

This room is pretty much fully Chinoiserie but well executed.

residential interior, exterior architecture,

This room represents a very updated and modern take on a Chinoiserie design. Clean and simple at the same time. Do you like it?

cinoiserie grand room

A more masculine approach in my opinion to a Chinoiserie design living area. It comes across a little more HUSHED and serious, don’t you agree?

chinoiserie in silver and gold bath

Now THIS is taking my breath away. I adore Silver and Gold together in everything, but how elegant it makes this bathroom simply with the addition of the wall paper, mirror and the deep silver-gray vanity. Even the sink has the silver detail. I do not know the designer who did this, but SALUTE!

chinoiserie living room

Lovely Chinoiserie in this living room, more feminine.

chinoiserie WP

Wonderful Chinoiserie wallpaper, the beginnings of a beautiful room.

chinoiserie wp and cake

Okay, this one takes the CAKE! No pun intended. well….

chinoiserie wallpaper and steps

Taking Chinoiserie a STEP further. Or several steps so to speak…

pink chinoiserie

What a cheerful room. This room would wake me up out of a sound sleep but gorgeous!

I hope you have enjoyed these examples of Chinoiserie as much as I have. Growing up in the (insert decade) many of my friends homes were decorated with this particular style as I recall.  It never quite made it into our home in it’s entirety, just a hint here or there, but I have a growing appreciation for it and I hope you do as well.  Thank you for stopping by Chatti Patti Talks Design, please leave a comment on this post or let me know what other topics you would like to learn about!

All photos found on and are for enjoyment purposes only and I make no representation that they are my own.
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