Jenny Michal Interiors | Chinoiserie

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According to Wikipedia Chinoiserie is French for “Chinese-esque” characterized by the use of fanciful imagery of an imaginary China, by asymmetry in format and whimsical contrasts of scale, and by the attempts to imitate Chinese porcelain and the use of lacquerlike materials and decoration.

I’ve been so intrigued by Chinoiserie over the past few weeks! Seeing it everywhere!

Chinoiserie Paper

Christina from The Potted Boxwood just had a beautiful blog post called “Amazing Gracie” which is a company that creates exquisite hand painted Chinoiserie paper.  I could live in this post!  

Jenny Michal Interiors | Chinoiserie

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I’m even intending on hand painted wallpaper created by Griffin and Wong for the master bedroom in the Jenny-Mike house.  Something like this…

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I was sort of inspired by pins such as this one (that you can also find in my Wallpaper post)

Jenny Michal Interiors | Chinoiserie

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I am drawn to the boldness of it.  But I also really love the softer tones, such as this gray/blue version inside a dressing room/closet.

Jenny Michal Interiors | Chinoiserie

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Chinoiserie Floors

I’m currently on vacation in Grand Cayman.  We are staying at the Ritz Carlton.  They renovated a couple of years ago and their hall carpet is chinoiserie-esque.  I LOVE IT!

 

Jenny Michal Interiors | Chinoiserie | College Station, Tx

It got my wheels turning so I began searching on Pinterest for more Chinoiserie floor coverings…

Jenny Michal Interiors | Chinoiserie

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I love the seemingly random pattern.

Jenny Michal Interiors | Chinoiserie

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There seems to be no limitation to the color combinations.  Soft and subtle to…

Jenny Michal Interiors | Chinoiserie

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Bright and vibrant.

Chinoiserie fashion

I’ve even been drawn to chinoiserie in fashion…

Jenny Michal Interiors | Chinoiserie

The bright colors and eye catching patterns are great fun!

Jenny Michal Interiors | Chinoiserie

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I love this matching short suit.  So pretty!

Jenny Michal Interiors | Chinoiserie

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These pants are so cute!  Are you getting the idea?

What’s your take?  Too much?  Fun?  Share your thoughts!

 
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