Chinoiserie inspired interiors have been a favorite design style amongst ‘traditionalists’ for centuries. Although derived from the term ‘chinois,’ the French word for Chinese, Chinoiserie style originated in Europe. During the 17th and 18th centuries, European aristocrats developed a fascination with Chinese style and culture, trying to emulate in their own homes. As a result, ‘Chinoiserie’ emerged- a fanciful (and fantastical) Western interpretation of the Eastern living. Best known for interiors with ornate accents, Chippendale furniture, Chinese porcelain and intricate hand-painted wallpaper, these timeless interiors are an intoxicating blend of elegance and whimsy.
The popularity of the grand-millennial movement has brought Chinoiserie decor back to center stage and interior designers are putting their own fresh signature spin on the classic style, especially in dining rooms. Read below to see ten of our favorites to inspire you when decorating your own home.
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