chinoiserie

Today's AdelitaStyle Self Portrait by Kamie Kahlo

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Shopping for antiques at LISA'S is always fun. (If you are in the Seattle area, you HAVE to check out her gorgeous finds today and Saturday at 416 W. Comstock at the top of the hill in Queen Anne.) Since mornings are a bit chilly these days I wore my motorcycle jacket from FOREVER21, HORN skull cigarette jeans, HARLEY DAVIDSON boots, and my customized black tank. I bought this one at TARGET for a few bucks and embellished it with gingham ribbon that I sewed all the way around the back and tied in an adorable bow then I finished it up with a dotted mini ribbon and teeny tiny black and white baby buttons. I am coveting a great cowskin jacket that Lisa had me try on. (Had her put it on hold but, who am I kidding?) My living room is filled with her great pieces like these great Chinoiserie finds: the black screen I use in front of the fireplace, the amazing black and gold desk in the corner, even the art books and Chinese bust! Lisa even spotted the painted black chair with orange upholstery. She knew it would be the perfect compliment to my Hermes table from GREAT JONES HOME. Don't forget to check out Lisa's cool stuff!!

Today's AdelitaStyle Self Portrait by Kamie Kahlo



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Here I am in my little jewel box! I was asked to submit photos of this room to a great staging and design blog! How exciting!! Take a look at my submissions to OPENHOUSE STAGING. This work in progress required a lot of bravery. I started with the notion that I wanted a Tiffany Blue room, and really what girl doesn't, but the actual blue from the coveted box ended up looking like a bathroom, a very old bathroom. So back to my swatch book and there it was... BENJAMIN MOORE'S Mexicali Turquoise! When D started painting, my stomach ached. Was it too bold? Eeek! But once I layed out my cheetah rug, positioned the EBAY "Dorothy Draper" chest of drawers, my vintage dining table and those gorg bright orange upholstered chairs, I knew there was no turning back. I hung my collection of antlers, Lil Star's tattered black pointe shoes and that great oval mirror from who knows where. The silver chandelier from HOME DEPOT and garage sale gold sconces had to go, D took them outside and painted them glossy black. And the latest touch, I drew Cinderella and Alice silhouettes to hang beside the mirror. I am on the phone here asking for advise on how to unsew my black Chinoiserie curtains with colorful dragons, I will need a bigger pocket to fit the fat drapery pole that I resurrected from my boutique. It's all coming together. All this planning takes patience and a great outfit. I am wearing a VERONICA M dress, REPORT wedges, my gold hoopy, dangely earrings from FOREVER21 and a favorite TANO bag.