Some people have different versions of “ultimate” luxury, especially when it comes to designing a home. I would imagine a man would think an incredibly large five-car garage would be appealing. Kids may think that having a game room and pool slides would be the ideal wow-factor for a home. Most women dream of a beautifully large closet and perfectly appointed bathroom. Then there are those few who think one special room would be the best display of true luxury- a china room.
If you haven’t guessed, I would fall in the latter category. Don’t misunderstand, I think a roomy closet and fresh carrara marble bathroom is fabulous, but to me a china room would be the ultimate cherry on top of the cake. There is something so wonderful about a room or china closet that can store all of your entertaining essentials. A kitchen is great for food, cooking, and everyday use, but a china room can separate the mundane from the magnificent.
My future Anna Weatherly and Majolica will thank me later. My future significant other…well, probably not so much.
Large glass cabinets make for the perfect display of china on the side of this kitchen featured in Veranda.
A very vast china collection in this home featured in Attic Mag.
Speaking of Majolica. Another lovely display of china by Shelley Gordon that also allows for storage below. Similar to the first photo in the post. Photo source: Traditional Home
A fantastically smart room by architect Bill Ingram in House Beautiful.
Lovely light blue cabinetry in this dining room provides an excellent display of function and appeal. Photo source: Veranda
A true china room in Bunny Williams’ home. They seriously are a necessity for the ultimate hostess.
Continuing with Bunny Williams’ love of entertaining is her china room in her Dominican Republic vacation home. Could you imagine the sheet luxury of having multiple china rooms? Photo source: House Beautiful
China cabinets along the stairs of the New York home of Jim Joseph and Scott Frankel. A great space saving technique. Photo source: Architectural Digest
French doors cover this incredible shelving to display and store dinnerware by Lynda Reeves. Photo source: House & Home
An incredible amount of dishes on eclectic open shelving. Photo source: Marie Claire Mason
This wallpaper in this glamorous butler’s pantry showcases the display of beautiful china. Photo source: Traditional Home
French door open cabinetry is such a trend I have seen for storage, space, and display. Photo source: Homebunch
Now that is a display of china. Nothing quite like the home of Janet de Botton. Photo source: Vogue Living
Nothing like the most renown china room in the White House. This was an image via the Eisenhower administration. Photo source: White House Museum
The current china room in the White House. Which one do you like better?? Photo source: White House