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.


Chinoiserie Decor
Jennifer Barron Interiors
Photography: Molly Culver

Chinoiserie Dining Rooms
Jessica Bradley Interiors
Photography: Emily Followill


Chinoiserie Decor
Anne Pearson Design
Dustin Peck Photography


The Traditional List
Anne Pearson Design
Photography: Dustin Peck


Ashley Hanley
Ashley Hanley
Photography: Kip Dawkins


The Traditional List Inspiration Gallery
Jennifer Barron Interiors
Photography: Molly Culver


Chinoiserie Decor
Mary Spotswood
Photography: Mary Craven Dawkins

Chinoiserie Dining Room
Sara Crooks
Photography: Stephen Karlisch


Chinoiserie Decor
Hillary Taylor Interiors
Photography: Lindsay Salazar

Chinoiserie Dining Room
Marika Meyer
Photography: Angie Seckinger

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