Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Bring Back Billy Haines!

William Haines was such a design Icon with style that has transcended the generations! There is one room in particular that I adore. It has walls draped in a fabulous green chinoiserie paper and bold accents such as a large mirror and a pediment topped doorway. These are things that believe or not one can achieve with a little creativity and a mid range budget. It's a matter of knowing where to splurge and where to be savvy.  Check out some of the ways one can get this look !

You can still channel Billy Haines HERE!

Paul Montgomery wall coverings!

A large an in charge mirror!

This is a splurge but so worth it!

Fretwork chairs like this one from The Lanai!

A great black console table like this one from Hickory Chair.

Great buy- Ballard!

Traditional black -Ballard
Great Fret Work Table- Palm Beach Regency!

Love the fun color here!
Etsy- Harris Marks Home

Okay, I know  these aren't in the image but I think Billy Would approve!
Harris Marks Home 

Well. If you do not have that wonderful pediment moulding over your door no worries!
Look at this amazing stencil that one can use to add
dimension and elegance to any door way!
JeffRaum Stencils

Here is a great way to get that parquet look with tile!

Tile Bar

Lovely cream sofas would do the trick in  a space like this.
Pottery Barn has this great sofa that I got for my sister and it's wonderful.

For a little splurge this wonderful Hickory Chair sofa fits the bill! No pun intended.

A simple pale sisal with green border would be just fine 
in a space that already has so much visual impact. 


  1. Design icon for sure, loved this post!

  2. You've offered us amazing options for this timeless Chinoiserie look Karolyn!
    The Arts by Karena

  3. OK LOVE everything shown on this page..that first room is droolworthy!!!! And of course you know how I love Paul Montgomery:)

    1. Yes my friend you and Paul Montgomery are perfect together!! xo K

    2. Yes my friend you and Paul Montgomery are perfect together!! xo K

  4. Love the content , and with sources too! Much appreciated.
    The House of Hampton

  5. Thanks so much for the mention! Wondering how big of a splurge the mirror is....LOVE - headed there now!
    Susie Harris - Harris Marke Home

  6. Great pictures, but I was more interested in the furniture. Is this original or just Vintage style? The furnishings in the form of tiles and furniture would indicate the Vintage ones, I saw on this blog about arrangements that such furniture can be bought now. They are only stylized rustic ..... :)


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