One of my favorite things to do is mix historical looks with more modern design. Chinoiserie combines Chinese artistic influences with European styles to create beautiful product designs, fabric patterns, and interior designs.
Chinoserie is inspired by the beautiful traditional paintings from Chinese art. The mix of East and West and the nod to both past and present, make for lush interior designs, like this iconic photo of Pauline de Rothschild in her Paris apartment.
This Benjamin Dhong room from House Beautiful uses traditional Chinese design and architecture and updates it with touches of metallic and modern, creating a fresh combination of old and new.
There are more examples of my favorite Chinoiserie looks on my Pinterest page, take a look!