Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Decorate Your Interiors With Pagodas

A pagoda is the general term in the English language for a tiered tower with sometimes as many as 15 stories, each projecting an upward curving tiled roof. They are common in Nepal, India, China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Burma and other parts of Asia and are usually part of a temple or monastery group that serve as shrines. The pagoda is an iconic Chinese silhouette that is associated with Chinoiserie or Chinese Decor, a style that has been around for centuries and is making a strong comeback. Pagodas were plentiful at the High Point Market in April and today the pagoda can be seen on everything from wallpaper and fabric to lighting and furniture.You can find this element in interiors from modern to eclectic or traditional.

Tony Duquette, the late costume and set designer and decorator, brought the pagoda to the limelight, using them in numerous rooms and the exterior of his enchanting home, Dawnridge.

Pagodas in the form of a large curio and light fixtures.....just some of the Duquette magic.

A pagoda in the Chinoiserie sunroom of Furlow Gatewood's Georgia home.

The pagoda bed belonging to Dodie Rosekrans. The sculptural interest of a pagoda adds sophisticated flair in any space.

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The pagoda silhouette works well with decorating styles  from eclectic to traditional.

A fabulous bed with pagoda headboard in Brocket Hall in England.

The quickest way to add a worldly sophistication to your decor is Chinoiserie decor. This charmingly exotic decorating style has been around for centuries, and now it’s bigger than ever.

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If you like whimsical touches and conversation pieces, add a large pagoda like this one to your space.

This bedroom's Chinoiserie style wallpaper ist he perfect backdrop for the white pagoda lamp.

Howard Slatkin

This pagoda headboard offers a bold touch of romantic notion and exotic style.

Photography by Monic Richard via Canadian House and Home

Pagoda wallpaper is very trendy!

To bolster the style you are going for, nothing works better than accents. There is no shortage of pagoda  inspired home decor items to choose from.

                                                     lamp via Mirror via pinterest

Pagoda style window treatments become a dramatic focal point for any room.

Renzo Mongiardino

Lee Radziwill's pagoda bird cage.

Brunschwig & Fils pagoda wallpaper

John Fowler - Claydon House

Meg Braff

If you have a thing for these Asian structures with their interesting roof lines,why not incorporate one or more into you home.

Pagodas guarantee you will have enchanting rooms!

Toss around some pretty pagoda themed pillows.
Pillow are one of the easiest and the simplest way to transition into a style, or even check out if you can live with it.They are always easily replaced and add much to the over all look of a room.

Manuel Canovas Pagoda Chinoiserie,, via pinterest

 Out in the mass marketplace there are  mirrors, chandeliers, and many other objects to satisfy the pagoda craze.

Whether you have eclectic or modern taste, pagoda inspired pieces like this will help you bring the chic touch of Chinoiserie style into your home.

I love this gorgeous aqua pagoda wallpaper. Manufacturers are making wonderful Chinoiserie wall coverings and fabrics today.

Antique Chinese Plate Allerton's England 1831 Blue & White Transferware featuring a Pagoda and Flowers design.

Michael Smith

Had to share this stunning pagoda style door facing. Just breathtaking!

Ann Getty House - Pagoda Chair

Michael S. Smith

A collection is always nice to display. Why not make yours pagodas.

Pagoda etageres from Brooke Astor's estate.

This talented designer collects them. The most amazing thing about pagodas is their incredibly detailed decoration.

Thibaut - Oriental Toile featuring pagodas.

This may be a too much for you but you can always pare it down bit by bit. The print is lovely no matter 
how much you choose to use.

Century Furniture Pagoda Bar Cabinet

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Try an exotic Pagoda display cabinet filled with pretty collectibles.

Designed by Dennis Rolland for The Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Spring Gala, held annually in New York

A pagoda can add drama and energy to any project whether it be decorating or entertaining.

The exterior pagodas of Duquete's Dawnridge.

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