7 Design Trends Have Stood the Test of Time

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.

  1. Blue-and-White Porcelain
Modern classical living room with blue-and-white porcelain
Tory Burch's home
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Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas (Live Blog)

Beehive Cheese Gift Crate

Beehive Cheese Gift Crate

Honeycomb Dinnerware Collection

Lady & Larder Medium Cheese Board

Lady & Larder Medium Cheese Board

Trisha Yearwood Gwendolyn Dinnerware Collection

Trisha Yearwood Gwendolyn Dinnerware Collection

Martha Stewart Spring Dinnerware Collection, Created for Macy’s

Martha Stewart Spring Dinnerware Collection, Created for Macy's

Martha Stewart Collection

Holiday Collection, Created for Macy’s

Martha Stewart Collection
Holiday Collection, Created for Macy's

Ginger Jar with Gold Detail

Ginger Jar with Gold Detail

Peony & Hummingbird Ceramic Lidded Ginger Jar

Peony & Hummingbird Ceramic Lidded Ginger Jar

Wedgwood White Folia Vase Rounded


Wedgwood Wild Strawberry Tea Cup and Saucer Peony Pair Gift Set

Fine China tea set mother's day gift

Blue & White Ultimate Planter Set

Philips Compact Pasta Maker for Two

Philips Compact Pasta Maker for Two

Pressed Flower Tablecloth

Pressed Flower Tablecloth
Pressed Flower Tablecloth

Pillivuyt Plisse Porcelain 3-Tiered Stand

Pillivuyt Plisse Porcelain 3-Tiered Stand

Rosé All Day Bouquet

Mother's Day Flower

New Sensations

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Tour An Glam And Elegant Upper East-side Home

We came across this eye-candy home on the internet today and love its simplified classical vibe and neon colors.

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The marble floor design is pretty eye-catching and the classical gilded portrait nicely contrasts with the modernity in the entry. Click here to see more entry design ideas.

glam entry with white walls and white marble flooring
chinoiserie console at the entry

The chinoiserie painting on this console really shows the top-notch craftsmanship and makes quite a statement in the entry.

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21 Chinoiserie Bedroom Ideas

Chinoiserie has been around centuries thanks to its timeless and elegant design. Chinoiserie wallpaper was used to be a status symbol because they were all hand-painted in the past. With the advanced digital printing technologies, the Chinoiserie wallpaper has became more affordable over the years although we still love to offer our clients the hand-painted ones if they have the budget. Chinoiserie is the European interpretation and imitation of Chinese and other East Asian artistic traditions, especially in the decorative arts, garden design, architecture, literature, theater, and music. We have blogged chinoiserie in dining rooms, today we are going to share 21 Chinoiserie bedroom ideas.

creamy botanical garden themed chinoiserie wallpaper in this  all-white bedroom

We love this creamy botanical garden themed chinoiserie wallpaper in this all-white bedroom, adding romantic pattern to the space.

chinoiserie wallpaper

Blue is the most favored color in the world and it is true for the chinoiserie wallpaper too.

blue chinoiserie wallpaper in a classic bedroom

The subtle pastel flowers on this blue wallpaper are simply fresh and beautiful .

silver chinoiserie wallpaper in the bedroom

A subtle metallic sheen on this wallpaper adds a touch of glam to this modern and rustic bedroom.

chinoiserie wallpaper in bedroom
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Podcast: Episode 10—Cocktail Talk On Chinoiserie

Our weekly Cocktail Talk is to break up from our daily work routine and have a talk over cocktails about everything that interests us. Today’s talk is our Episode 10. In today’s episode, we talk about Chinoiserie,  cocktail Press(see below recipe), new smart home technologies . You can check out the following smart home technologies we mentioned in this episode. So please enjoy!

To learn more about Chinoiserie

Cocktail: Press
2 oz whiskey
lemon-lime soda or ginger ale.

Kaiterra Laser Egg+ Chemical: Indoor Air Quality Monitor (Tracks PM2.5, Fine Dust, Chemicals (TVOCs), Temperature, and Humidity)

17 Pastel Chinoiserie Dining Rooms Ideas

After a long winter and with the current on-going pandemic situation, we are all looking for something to fresh up our mind, eye and of course our home. With their soft, muted hues and the limitless possibilities for color coordinating and elegant floral patterns, pastel Chinoiaserie wallpaper is for sure the answer for all of our desires. Today we are going to share 17 pastel Chinoiserie dining room ideas that elevates the home with a touch of sophistication.

  1. The muted yellow floral-and-bird murals bring a piece of spring garden to the room to create this relaxing breakfast corner for a morning coffee or an afternoon high-tea.
muted yellow floral-and-bird murals

2. The pastel color palette of this Chinoiserie wallpaper creates a soft spring garden backdrop to let the rich jewel-tone furnishings shine.

pale chinoiserie floral-and-bird murals
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Tour a 1902 Tudor Revival House with a Modern Update

The classical design with 19th century English furnishings is always sophisticated and timeless. Today, we are going to virtually tour a 1902 Tudor revival house updated with a modern twist. Here are our favorite highlights.

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The 19th-century English mahogany table is topped with an antique Chinese porcelain bowl; the front door, hardwood floors, and ceiling beams are original to the home. The chandelier is by Gaetano Sciolari, the ­window-seat cushion is in a Hines & Company fabric, and the throw pillow is in a Donghia fabric. The artwork is by Jack Levine.
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An English mahogany table topped with an antique Chinese porcelain sets the classical tone for the rest of the house.

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Tour a California Coast Home with the Classic Blue-and-White Palette in a Modern Twist

The color of blue has been huge in the year of 2020. As matter of the fact, the color of blue has been always one of the most likeable colors by people globally. The magic often lies in how to play with pattern and texture to create a sophisticated and layered look in the sea of blue that is not only calm, soothing but also rich, warm and inviting, the way that we want our home to feel. Mark D. Sikies is one of the masters to often use blue-and-white palette to create a modern classic beauty in people’s life. Today we are going to tour his latest project for fashion designer Karen Kane . Mark Sikies re-imagined Karen’s dark and dated 1980 home in Pacific Palisades, California and transformed it into a relaxed and gracious Provençal estate with a vivid dance of blues and aged artisanal finishes. Here are some of our favorites.

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Custom wrought-iron lanterns light the arched limestone entrance. From here, we are able to peek the sweeping staircase with a touch of blue.

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Tour A Modern Classical Chicago Home With A Little Bit Of The Unexpected

We came across this beautiful home by designer Alexandra Kaehler when we search some inspiration from internet. This is actually her own home. We love the sophisticated interiors with a livable vibe by bringing in colors, floral prints and amazing wallpaper. Here are some of our favorite highlights.

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Beauty of Timeless Chinoiserie

We were on Timothy Corrigan and Fromental Design IG Live this morning for their talking about Tomothy’s new collection —Les Folies.

“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 how this classical chinoiserie wallpaper nicely contrasts with modern furnishings in the house.

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):