Thursday, October 6, 2011

Decorating Classics #4


 Designer, Joe Nye who was featured on the blog Chinoiserie Chic had this to say about Chinoiserie:

"It is gorgeous!!  It is a timeless decorating motif that has endured years of design in furniture, fabrics, scenic wallpapers.  It is still as popular today as it was years and years ago."  Enough said.

Go to thrift stores, estate sales, and even Homegoods to get great deals on Chinoiserie.  Also check out ebay.

Go here if you want to read more details about Chinoiserie, including how to pronounce it!


A beautiful Chinoiserie chest in the home of Lynn Von Kersting, owner of the famous Los Angeles restaurant The Ivy.

I love that brightly colored Chinoiserie wallpaper in this office designed by Betsy Burnham.

Great pagoda lamps in this colorful bedroom by Betsy Burnham.

Meg Braff always incorporates Chinoiserie in her interiors.

Gorgeous Chinoiserie wallpaper from Meg Braff!

A piece of de Gournay framed.  Gorgeous!!

More de Gournay wallpaper.  Love this color combo in this dining room from the design team Massucco Warner Miller.

I love this room from Mary McDonald!

Blanc de Chine can often be found at estate sales.

I am keeping a lookout for a Chinoiserie coffee table like this one at estate sales and the thrift stores.  One of these days I will have one!

Chinoiserie is a decorating classic that is here to stay, and I am so glad!

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