Monday, October 10, 2011

Monday Musings: Fretwork

Happy Monday loves! We hope a fabulous weekend was had by all! We are exhausted, obvi, and could have used another day to catch up on sleep. Again, obvi. Today we are musing over fretwork. For those of you unaware of what fretwork is, it is an interlaced, decorative, geometric design. Fretwork contains a certain Asian aesthetic and we totally adore! In our round of examples this morning we have included one million fretwork Chippendale chairs. Why, you ask? Because we can and we love. Also up today, some other unconventional examples such as mirrors, doors and wallpaper. Fab. ulous. 

This dining room screams elegance. The detailed ceiling and and wall trimmings are to die for. It is such a simple and classic space, but it packs so much style. We are loving the chandelier as well as our fretwork Chippendale chairs. Adds a thoughtful yet understated design. 
More chairs! We love this industrial, romantic, glammy kitchen. Such a great marriage of styles shown here. Not to mention the Asian flare with the fretwork. I die. Adoring the white wing back chairs flanking the table, as well. 
Jonathan Adler elements at play here, what is not to love? Lime green fretwork accompanied by mid-century modern. Totally chic. The lime adds the perfect pop of color in this otherwise neutral space. 
Gorgeous tablescape from the newest Adore Magazine - New York Edition. We love the romantic feel here with the pinks and the florals. The fretwork chairs bring interesting geometric lines to the space and also that Eastern flair. 
Ok. We love red. Adore. We are literally dying over this kitchen/dining area. Super traditional meets P.F. Changs. We kid. Absolutely dying over the pagoda chandelier, and again, those fretwork seats. The red is so strikingly beautiful in this white classic space. Gorg. eous. 
Onto those fretwork accessories we have been speaking of. We told you fretwork exists in other forms than just four legs where you seat yourself. Look at this FABULOUS fretwork mirror styled directly over this fabulous bar. So much gorg in this space. Where to begin? 
Fretwork mirrored closet doors? Insane. This space clearly has an ethnic theme about it but is also quite romantic. We are loving the use of colors in the room and we are certainly loving those one of a kind fretwork closet doors. The look so elegant and so custom. 
Fretwork all up on your walls. Thats right. Fretwork wallpaper in a powder room? Luxe. Who is also dying over that sink? I am not sure what it was purposed from, maybe a desk in another life? We are not sure, but we adore its new life. 
Another highly styled fretwork wall in a bathroom. This is the perfect design and zsush for a small space.  It adds the perfect amount of color and interest that takes the place of art in this bathroom. Who can forget that Dorothy Draper chest? Not I. 
Lovely readers. Do not forget to enter in the Lily On Blue giveaway which ends tonight. You could win big. $75 to her shop to spend however you like?!? This is way better than allowance as a kid. Way. Good luck!


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