Rose Medallion 101

chinese porcelain, rose medallion, antiques, jenkins interiors

Rose medallion is one of the most popular types of Chinese porcelain found in traditional Western interior design. Antiques expert, Jessica Lev, is sharing the history behind this collection along with tips for identifying each of the three styles. Collectors and interior designers alike have treasured Chinese export porcelain for decades, even centuries, and rose…

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10 Chinoiserie Inspired Dining Rooms

Dining Room Ideas

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,…

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Affordable Chinoiserie Panels

If you follow this blog, chances are you are as much a fan of chinoiserie panels as I am. A room covered in wall to wall de Gournay or Gracie chinoiserie mural wallpaper can easily start at price tag of over five thousand dollars, so framing a small portion of chinoiserie wallpaper or purchasing pre-framed…

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Home Tour: A Chinoiserie Chic Florida Retreat

  Every time I see this Naples vacation home designed by Summer Thornton my heart literally skips a beat. An eclectic mix of chinoiserie, pops of oranges and corals, and natural fiber elements are incorporated throughout the home, making you feel as if you could immediately kick off your shoes, slip on a maxi-dress (or kaftan if…

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