It’s fun to incorporate some primary colors to home since they stimulate our sense and cheer us up. We all need a punch of color to feel inspired, don’t we? Primary colors also bring in intimacy in a high-ceiling space just like this living room we recently designed.Continue reading
It’s such a beautiful day today in SoCal for gardening and hiking.Continue reading
Today is the last day of January and it is also lunar new year eve. We are so ready for spring. Spring represents a fresh start, a clean slate, a chance to make a change. All the changes will start from home, which will spark the positive changes in our life. We have designed a series of rooms for our spring 2022 Lookbook. Today, we would love to present Spring 2022 Lookbook—A Chinoiserie Lounging Room to welcome the year of Tiger.Continue reading
Seasons changes, trends come and go, tastes evolve, but certain design themes seem to return again and again—or never go away. Read on to see any of these design will sing with you.
- Blue-and-White Porcelain
“Spring Fever Exquisite botanical illustrations by 16th century Flemish artist Joris Hoefnagel inspire the playful and decorative motif of Spring Fever. The interpretation of Hoefnagel’s drawings provide the foundation for the repeated design, which transforms the wallcovering from a delicate pattern to a powerful visual experience.” Timothy said that his Spring Fever collection has spirit of chinoiserie. We couldn’t agree with him more.
The beautiful China Porcelain vintage blue, the graceful and intricate details of hand-painted botanical blooms and butterflies are rather fascinating. The term chinoiserie, which comes from the French word chinois, or “Chinese,” denotes that chinoiserie did not, in fact, come directly from Asia but is instead a European interpretation of Asian culture and decorative arts. The style originated in the 17th century, in tandem with Europe’s flourishing trade with China and other countries of East Asia. As a style, chinoiserie is related to the Rococo style. Both styles are characterized by exuberant decoration, asymmetry, a focus on materials, and stylized nature and subject matter that focuses on leisure and pleasure.
From traditional to modern, chinoiserie goes well with every look and adds a sense of timelessness and sophistication to any space.
We love the more modern approach for Chinoisseire wallpaper design in the past several years. It feels so fresh and chic in terms of color, scale and motif applications.
The Major Motifs in chinoserie include Foo dogs, pagodas, nature scenes and dragon.
Foo Dog: These date back thousands of years to Imperial China. And despite their name, foo dogs are actually lions, made to stand guard outside palaces and temples. Foo dogs typically come in pairs—one male and one female—to represent the balance of yin and yang.
Pagodas:While an integral part of East Asian architecture, pagodas actually originated as sacred sites in India. The spread of Buddhism brought them to China, where they were assimilated into the regional style.
Nature scenes: As wallpapers became popular in European homes, the upper class turned to chinoiserie designs, many of which were handmade and often very costly. Lighthearted nature scenes were all the rage, including lush garden vignettes and sprawling floral motifs.
Dragons: Symbolizing strength and good luck, dragons hold a prominent place in Chinese mythology and folklore. Historical emperors favored dragon motifs in clothing and interiors; today, they surface on all manner of ceramics, silk screens, and works of art.
Ready to add a touch of chinoserie chic at your home for this summer? Shop chinosserie furnishings and objects We handpicked for you(click each image for details):
Seriously, what will be more important to make home comfortable and cozy? I doubt that a house with a big mess and plain looking will make you feel homy. Here are 5 ways to create a home with comforts and coziness.
- Have a relaxing and soothe color palettes that inspire you.
- Invest a good quality couch that you truly cannot get away from. Make sure you have some cool looking pillows for the couch.
- Create some vignettes like what we did in this house: books, tea pot, florals and candles. Don’t you want just relax here?
- A lots of natural nights and good lighting design.
- Natural green plants and flowers.
I hope you enjoy this!