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!
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!
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…
I was sort of inspired by pins such as this one (that you can also find in my Wallpaper post)
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.
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!
It got my wheels turning so I began searching on Pinterest for more Chinoiserie floor coverings…
I love the seemingly random pattern.
There seems to be no limitation to the color combinations. Soft and subtle to…
Bright and vibrant.
I’ve even been drawn to chinoiserie in fashion…
The bright colors and eye catching patterns are great fun!
I love this matching short suit. So pretty!
These pants are so cute! Are you getting the idea?
What’s your take? Too much? Fun? Share your thoughts!