I went to the Schumacher showroom at ADAC the other day with the express purpose of looking at the new print Nanjing in person. That's it above in a Schumacher vignette. Big. Bold. Blue. Oh, and it's, of course, Chinoiserie. What's not to love?
The linen fabric comes in Porcelain and Jade, both shown above, as well as Coral and Smoke. I'm usually not crazy about green, but this Jade is a little like a bottle green. Such great colors. And then a few days later, I found photos of this kitchen loaded with blue and white accents, including an exuberant Chinoiserie print fabric.
That blown-up print looks great on the rather plain Queen Anne chairs. It really perked things up. Obviously, it's not the same print as the Schumacher, but it has a similar look.
The same fabric was even used to line glass-front kitchen cabinets.
So think about how great a red kitchen would look with the Coral Nanjing lining fronts of cabinets or used for window shades. Or, what about Porcelain or Jade used somewhere- anywhere!- in a peacock colored room. There are so many possibilities. I just need to narrow it down to how and where I'll use it in my home.
(Images #1 and #2 from Schumacher; #3 and #4 from Southern Accents; the date? Ages ago.)