Décor Dictionary: Chinoiserie

A Chinoiserie inspired Interior by Katie Rosenfeld

Chinoiserie:   is a French term (meaning “Chinese-esque”) referring to a style in art and decoration reflecting Chinese designs or motifs. A popular style of decoration in Europe since the mid-to-late 1600s, Chinese influences were often mixed in with the more European Rococo style. The Style often features decorative Chinese latticework, lacquer and gold, bamboo, and wallpaper & ceramics featuring orient-inspired toiles, Chinese landscapes and foliage.

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Posted on September 22, 2011, in Decorating Dictionary and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Some of the finest examples of both “Chinoiserie” & “Indienne” can be found at Brighton Pavilion, also known as The Royal Pavilion, Brighton.

  2. Simply stunning. Not my personal style but I adore the wall color, mirror and chest!

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