You, Too, Can Love Chinoiserie

Posted 26 November 2011 at 9:23 AM | Comments (0)

In yesterday’s post I said I wasn’t really a Chinoiserie girl and then qualified it by saying I could be. Honestly, all it takes is the right pieces!

And actually—this comes as no surprise—I’ve always fantasized about living in an American Chinatown and pulling outside inspiration into my home. So I went ahead and created an inspiration board for a chic and sunny Chinatown abode. Check it:

New Chinoiserie Living Room Ideas Inspiration Board

The trick would be to avoid looking like my home belonged in a museum or theme park, so these pieces would need to be balanced with other styles—maybe modern lucite (yay), mirrored Art Deco, or Midcentury Modern furniture—though Asian influence would definitely dominate. I love how this home featured in Trad Home did just that, oh-so-subtly:

Trad Home Spring 2011 Chinoiserie Home Decor Elements

Trad Home Spring 2011 Chinoiserie Home Decor Elements

Lastly, if you love this look and want more ideas on how to get it, read this, History of Style: Chinoiserie, pulled from a past issue of Lonny (click to enlarge):

Lonny Magazine September/October 2011 History of Style: Chinoiserie

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