Monthly Archives: September 2015

Chinoiserie: Always in Style

Chinoiserie is always in style!  I adore Chinoiserie in both fashion and homes; here are some of of my favorite ways to incorporate Chinoiserie into your interior.


Cami Weinstein Designs

Chinese – Art Deco / 11’ 0” x 8’ 8”

From Exhibit to Interior

China Through Looking Glass Cami Weinstein

I love this elegant Chinoiserie design!

Chinoiserie Blue Cami Weinstein

Asian interior inspiration in blue and white

Recently I visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s China Through the Looking Glass exhibit and was inspired by the patterns, colors and textures!  The versatility of Chinoiserie is perfect for cultivating an elegant interior; how beautiful is this hand-painted chest and wallpaper?

From Closet to Chinoiserie Chests

Ralph Lauren Dress Cami Weinstein

This intricately beaded and embroidered Ralph Lauren dress is fabulous!

What does Ralph Lauren and Nancy Corzine have in common?  They are both inspired by Chinoiserie!

Nancy Corzine Chest Cami Weinstein

Chinoiserie Chest, Nancy Corzine

The intricate beading and embroidery on the back of this Ralph Lauren gown could have easily been inspired by this beautiful Nancy Corzine chest!

Design Inspiration

Incorporating a touch of Chinoiserie into your interior is easier than you think!  This motif is a great way to create a focal point in your design.

Grisaille Walls Cami Weinstein

These Grisaille walls are stately without being too overdone.  The grey tones and scrolling cast iron staircase add unconventional intrigue!

Preppy Chinoiserie Bedroom Cami Weinstein Design

I love this preppy pink bedroom!  The wall art brings other pink hues into the room, gives a vintage touch and helps fill an awkward space.

Paul Raeside Cami Weinstein

Paul Raeside’s design is cozy with a perfect pop of color!  For more ways to work Chinoiserie into your design, visit my Pinterest board, Chinoiserie: Always in Style here.

5 Ways to Work Lacquered Furniture

Interior looking a little lackluster?  The ultimate answer to breaking up the monotony of an uneventful interior is lacquered furniture!  Whether you need a piece of furniture for a transitional, modern, traditional or contemporary interior, lacquered furniture is a great way to incorporate high gloss style.

2Lacquered Furniture CamiWeinstein

Refinish Your Furniture

Lacquered Furniture CamiWeinstein

If you already have the perfect piece of furniture, but would like to give it a breath of new life, consider having it professionally refinished.  Sending your furniture to a professional will ensure that your furniture is evenly sanded and has a glassy high-gloss lacquer finish.

Living Room Organization

2.5Lacquered Furniture CamiWeinstein

If your living room is well-lived in, you probably have television controllers, games, magazines and charge cords strewn everywhere.  This lacquered table features hidden storage, perfect for keeping your living room neat and tidy!

Bedroom Furniture:  Bedside Update

3Lacquered Furniture CamiWeinstein

Traditional design focuses on classic elegance featuring a neutral palette.  Boost your bedroom’s style factor with a lacquered bedside table.  This gray lacquered bedside table is the perfect place for your nightly reads or a vase of fresh flowers.

Dorm Days

4Lacquered Furniture CamiWeinstein

Is your college-student in need of a workspace?  Swap out their clunky wooden desk for a modern and sleek lacquered piece of furniture!  I absolutely love this white Lacquered Regency Desk from Anthropologie.  The brass and lucite furniture keeps the entire design fresh and young.

At-Home Bar

5Lacquered Furniture CamiWeinstein

Hosting a cocktail hour in your at-home bar is the most relaxing way to catch up with friends!  This piece of lacquered furniture is the perfect place to rest your drink.  Don’t forget to select a set of luxurious coasters!

Modern Staircases

Great architecture within a design literally sets the foundation for a tasteful environment.  Working modern staircases into your interior design adds sophistication and a sense of luxury.  These staircases are ideal for a working environment or even a beautiful studio; where do you envision these modern staircases?

Modern White Staircase Cami Weinstein

This staircase works perfectly within the space!

This modern white staircase is refreshing without imposing on the rest of the design.  This staircase is featured in a Singapore interior design business, FARM.

Glass Aquarium Staircase Cami Weinstien

I love innovative design.  This incredible staircase wraps around a beautiful circular glass aquarium; it’s so amazing, I almost didn’t notice the floating stairs!

Mimialist Modern Staircase Cami Weinstein

Minimalism is always trending.  There is great beauty in simplicity.  Everything about this interior is relaxing, from the shape of this staircase, to the cool grey and white tones used in the design.

Modern Home Staircase Cami Weinstein

I love the drawers, built into the staircase!

While the previous modern staircases in this article are lavish and ornate, this is a design that could be worked into your interior for a sleek feel.

Modern Stone Staircase Cami Weinstein

The stone wall behind the glass staircase is a perfect backdrop!

This modern staircase design is perfect for a beach house, or a house with a beautiful lake front view.  Imagine coming down the stairs for coffee and looking out over the water!

To view all of the staircase interior designs that inspire me, view my Staircase Ideas Pinterest board here!