Sunday, January 13

Our fascination with Chinoiserie continues in interior design


Jardinieres by de Gournay
interior design by Charlotte Moss

photograph courtesy of de Gournay

We cannot get enough of
chi·noi·se·rie 
/SHēnˌwäz(ə)ˈrē/
The imitation or evocation of Chinese motifs and techniques in Western art, furniture,
and architecture especially in the 18th century. Objects or decorations in this style.

Originating in Europe, Chinoiserie patterns depict images of life in
the Orient. It is a fantastical and glamorous viewpoint we have become fond of in design. 
Hence, the adornment of these scenes on
fabrics, wallpapers, and carved into furniture for generations.  






 Lisa Khan for Chelsea House created some pretty chinoiserie accessories and pieces


Askew wallpaper de Gournay - interior design by Allison Henry
photograph courtesy of de Gournay 

with a long tradition of stylish and traditional wallpapers
de Gournay offers custom options for more
modern sensibilities
Fabric companies
de Gournay, Schumacher and Brunschwig & Fils
have all recently launched and updated their
Chinoiserie inspired fabrics and wallpapers
 to keep up with our
desire, yet offer a fresh and modern look
 
interior designer Mary Mcdonald's new collection for
Schumacher is deeply inspired with Chinese sensibilities
and a modern approach
photographs courtesy of Schumacher website

 Mary utilized colors to add both softness and intensity in clear shades of orange, jade green, aquamarine and blush pink or rich hues of bittersweet brown, ruby red and jet black.
 Brunschwig & Fils
has a long history of
producing quality French fabrics
with nods to the glamorous
visions of the Orient

 
 I first got a glimpse of B&F's newly launched historic
Chinoiserie fabrics upholstered
on furniture and cushions in the Pearson showroom
at Highpoint Furniture Market
B&F fabric on pillow

With the appointment of interior designer Michael Smith this summer as creative director
Brunschwig & Fils has a renewed emphasis in the
historical relevance of the company
"My goal for Brunschwig is to marry its incredible archives with the talent of the brand’s artists, and create a new era of design inspiration based on the beauty of the past.”
Michael Smith

Take a look at B&F's newly launched
Le Jardin Chinois collection
Le Jardin Chinois
is a series of historic fabrics produced by B&F,
reminiscent of the 17th-18th century European designs.
  B&F is going into their archives and pulling classic fabrics then updating 
on fresh linens and produced in larger patterns.
Le Lac fabric printed on cotton

tien velvet 
 Le Touches fabric

 
Collection in
Brunschwig & Fils showrooms 

We can count on the industry to keep us
fully ensconced in  
quality Chinoiserie
and new designs

Badminton by de Gournay
Photography by Fritz von der Schulenburg
Interior design by Bunny Williams.

Happy Nesting XO

2 comments:

Stuart said...

They look great! When we move house I will certainly look at similar design when we redecorate.

Anonymous said...

Mary McDonald's new fabric line for schumacher is very pretty. I like the fresh colors and vivid patterns. Thanks for the view. I enjoy reading Nest.- Michelle Zimmerman