Did you spot me in Newsday on Friday? They featured me in an article on interior designers’ special collections. I talked about my love of Chinese porcelain!
And shop the Chinese porcelain in my online shop here!
LI interior designers show off their personal collections
by Ruth Bashinsky, Newsday 7/29/16
Designer Marilyn Rose of Marilyn H. Rose Interiors in Locust Valley has been collecting Chinese porcelain for decades, and she displays it prominently throughout her home. The porcelain, she says, was made and decorated in China exclusively for export to Europe and later to North America between the 16th and 20th centuries.
Most pieces are vases, plates, teapots with covers, tankards and soup terrines, and many have been in her family for decades. “I have always loved it and continued collecting on my own,” she says.
During the 18th century, many of the porcelain designs now in her collection followed the trends in Western interior decoration, fashion, textiles, furniture, wallpaper and silverware. The famille-rose enamel (translation: “the pink family”) is one of her favorite patterns. The design includes rose-colored enamel, which she says is the characteristic color in the palette along with opaque yellow and opaque white.
Rose still travels to auctions and antiques stores, but these days she collects more for her clientele than herself. “If I see something for my clients, I buy it for them . . . and if I see something special that I love, then I will buy it for myself,” she says