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

to read the entire article and see lots more photos go
hope you enjoy as much as I did, love being a voyeur.

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  1. OH MY GOODNESS! Love everything she designs! What a grand home.

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  3. I have been following her on her blog on and off........Of course, only me could NEVER figure out to SUBSCRIBE to her so when I think about it go see if there is a new post!BEAUTIFUL spot she found there in CHARLESTON.I went there a few years ago!LOVED IT!

  4. Awesome ! i really found very informative article here and bookmarked this blog. Thank you.

  5. I will click right over to see. She is so talented, at everything it seems. I had heard of her house project but look forward to seeing more of it. Dumb question, but does she have a lamp shade on her head in this photo or a funny shaped hat? xoJennifer

  6. I have been dying to see this house Marsha! Thank you for the tour!!

  7. Wow, does she have the most amazing taste or what? I can't even count the number of times I've been inspired by her. Need to pop over to see more. XOXO

  8. Marsha,
    I have for over 25 years of absolute appreciation watched Carolyne Roehm's sophisticated and beautiful decorating styles through decor magazines feature articles of her home, gardens and decorating style when she entertains. Graced with style and timeless appeal. Wonderful article, thank you for posting about it.

  9. Gorgeous! I love Charleston and combined with the exquisite taste of Caroline Roehm, it is simply perfection!

    Have a lovely Mother's Day, my dear! xoxo

  10. Dear Marsha
    I will love the tour of Carolyne Roehm's home so very much, she is an icon to me, and to the design world... I have found endless inspiration . What a wonderful lady, and her books are a dream ......Thank you !
    I do hope you have a beautiful Mother's Day, I am sure your family will spoil you...Love to you xx

  11. Did not know that CR was in Charleston. very exciting!

  12. The link did not lead anywhere and I'd love to see that article!!!!


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