Let’s chat about a design trend that is both timeless and trendy lately: chinoiserie.
What is Chinoiserie?
a style of ornamentation current chiefly in the 18th century in Europe, characterized by intricate patterns and an extensive use of motifs identified as Chinese. –Dictionary.com
Some of these pieces are expensive (David Francis furniture is gorgeous but comes with a hefty price tag!) — but can serve as an excellent style guide for an antique store hunt.
The pretty design of a bamboo chinese chippendale mirror makes pretty statement piece against a light colored wall in an entry above a chest or in a bathroom above the sink!
Schumacher Nanjing Fabric & Wallpaper
Hellllllo, gorgeous Chinoiserie print! The Asian design on fabric is perfect for throw pillows, side chairs and would look gorgeous as a bed skirt. I’m considering the Nanjing wallpaper for our new powder room. And the best part? DecoratorsBest.com features designer fabrics (like this one!) at excellent discounts.
Chinese Chippendale Furniture
Bright colors like lime green, royal blue and strawberry red in the geometric patterns of bamboo chinese chippendale furniture add an element of whimsical chic to a room.
Charming Blue & White China
Charming Blue & white china and accessories are an easy and affordable way to add a bit of chinoiserie into decor – and even though they are classic and traditional, still feel trendy in modern interiors – and are a staple in the South!