On both sides of the home's elegant, antique fireplace and mantel, designers stacked coffee table books to add a pop of color to the space. For the finishing touch, each bench was given a white chinoiserie lamp and graphic art to complete the funky design.
Though it features sensible gray walls and a traditional fireplace, this dining room uses a boho basket, pink Chinoiserie-inspired chairs and two colorful, contemporary rugs to avoid feeling too stiff or serious. A tall, antique cabinet adds height to the space and keeps entertaining essentials at the ready.
Atlanta designer Danielle Rollins' garden is an instructive study in navy and white, a pared-back color palette that gives her space its retro, tailored feel. That color scheme is carried through in Chinoiserie containers, crisp white trellises and accents like throw pillows and whimsical painted trash cans which create design continuity.
Jade green millwork surrounds this room with dramatic color. A silver chandelier illuminates the large upholstered headboard, which breaks up the patterned wallpaper. Chinoiserie wallpaper features the same green hue as the trim, and the bed is dressed in neutrals, allowing the bold-colored walls and trim to steal the show.
This Manhattan library starts with luxurious leather floor tiles on the walls and is finished with rich furnishings. An early 20th century French brass lamp sits on a Chinoiserie desk inlaid with bone. The red velvet sofas are designed after an antique the designer saw in Paris and have a custom trapunto back.
A dark navy accent wall provides a dramatic backdrop for the sophisticated style in this contemporary living room. The wall across from the sofa is covered with hand-painted Porter Teleo wallpaper. Throughout the space, layers of texture—a tile fireplace, glass and metal coffee table, Chinoiserie TV cabinet—bring depth and dimension. The rug is from Beni Ourain.
A room with blue-and-white chinoiserie wallpaper opens to a foyer with a rug and painted light green stairs. The stairwell presents the space for a series of framed landscapes in the space designed by Madcap Cottage. The designers are authors of "Prints Charming: Create Absolutely Beautiful Interiors with Prints & Patterns."
The master bedroom has been designed to be a restful retreat. A mix of carved elements, Chinoiserie lamp shades and custom pillows have been used to craft a room that feels like a Parisian getaway. The pink pillows on the bed were designed by Camille. The ombre fringe in shades of coral and purple adds a colorful touch to the bed.
At the core of Rayman’s design aesthetic are an array of cultural influences, combined into a coherent visual statement. In this bedroom nook, Chinoiserie drapery depicts a series of Japanese scenes. A Greek bust sits atop a Chinese-style console table. And an armchair gets an update in fabric designed by Kelly Wearstler. Mastery of the mix is what makes everything work together seamlessly.
The shared public space at Smithfield Cottage makes use of the home's original design features like an ornate Chinoiserie wooden mantel that includes two nooks for lamps. Asian details were a common motif in the Victorian era, with the opening of China and Japan to the West, and designer Glenn Wallace has played up that historic feature in contemporary Asian elements throughout the home.
A custom-designed de Gournay wallpaper set the scene for designer Pamela Babey’s depiction of a romantic Venetian garden—after a party—in a vignette for the 2017 San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show. A Venetian carved and painted chair, a Danish painted day bed and Chinoiserie-painted wire and wood demi-lune tables are sourced from New York-based antiques dealer Carlton Hobbs.
An Italian serpentine walnut three-drawer commode, a Tuscan carved giltwood mirror and an 18th century English chinoiserie tall case clock are in the foyer designed by Jacquelynne P. Lanham Designs for the Southeastern Designer Showhouse in Atlanta. The black-and-white floor has a zig-zag pattern. On the commode are two gold Ormolu ornaments on lucite bases and a pair of 1930’s Chinese green hardstone lamps with lavender shades. Two 19th century regency-style chairs with an ebony finish are underneath framed original landscape oils by Tyler Colgan.
A radical break from the rustic mountain cabin with a design motif of pinecones, bears and rainbow trout, this stunning Cashiers, North Carolina home was the site of the 2018 Cashiers Designers Showhouse sponsored by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and the Cashiers Historical Society. Rooms instead featured big city flair considering most designers hailed from Atlanta, but also from New Orleans, and the Highlands and Cashiers, North Carolina region. Inspired by chateaux in France and Italy, this 42-acre estate overlooking Lake Glenville was decorated with some au courant trends including lots of assertive, stylish wallpaper, a preponderance of soft pastels, plenty of Chinoiserie and subtle nods to the beautiful local surroundings in botanicals and floral motifs.