Thursday, May 8, 2014

Carolyne Roehm's New Home in Charleston

from Departures Magazine
link at bottom

 The author, photographer (and perfectionist) takes us inside the meticulous process of creating her chinoiserie-inspired mansion in Charleston, South Carolina.


I wanted to do something fanciful,” Carolyne Roehm says, leading a sneak preview of the chalk-green Chinoiserie Room she is creating at Chisholm-Alston House, the spectacular 1836 Greek Revival mansion that she bought two years ago in Charleston.


Inspired by the Green Salon at the Chinese Pavilion at Drottningholm Palace, Roehm utilized Farrow & Ball's Calke Green paint for the walls in the Chinoiserie Room. The Chinese statues, which Roehm has since painted the same shade of green, come from New York antiques dealer John Rosselli. After finding the console in Florence, Roehm had it painted green and gold. The Hector Pagoda and the Chinese Chippendale chair are both by British furniture maker Jonathan Sainsbury.


in her new garden

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hope you enjoy as much as I did, love being a voyeur.

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