I just love this amazing trompe l’oeil! Talk about taking a plain white box and turning it
The word Chinoiserie, derives from the French word chinois, meaning Chinese. The Chinoiserie style became popular in Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries. Its popularity grew as trade with China increased. Aristocrats of the time collected chinoiserie of all kinds to showcase their wealth and worldliness. There was a fascination with everything that came from China, from intricately detailed furniture to hand held fans. One example of this is white and blue Chinese porcelain. In the trompe
What I love about Chinoiserie style is that it is whimsical. I don’t have one style that I love over all others. I just love a beautiful environment. I know I am happier and more productive when the environment I am in is a beautiful space. Chinoiserie style on its own would be way too “
There are plenty of reproductions and chinoiserie inspired pieces on the market today that can be added to almost any interior design to incorporate some whimsy!