Although it may seem obvious to depict that the Chinese originated the popularity of the Classic Chinoiserie Design, in actual fact, it was the French!
The French back in the 17th and 18th centuries we totally infatuated and fascinated by all things Asian. Their intricate paintings and use of cobalt blue flavoured their inspiration to create Chinoiserie designs of their own and with predictable French style a multitude of versions are common in Porcelain, Wallpaper and Fabric design that many Interiors Designer have the honour of working with.
Although intricate in design, the Classic Chinoiserie is considered a blank canvas to Interior Designers. Common to many now the Chinoiserie works it’s magic when particularly co-ordinated with other patterns and geometrics.
Let’s put that principal to work on the Dining Table!
Individually hand-painted by talented Artisans, the Figs & Feta Mini Ginger Jars come in a box set of 6 each with its own unique design. A perfect place setting ornament and table decoration.
In love with Spots and Stripes I layered them together to achieve a well-decorated Home Interiors look.
Fresh flowers are beautiful and equally as beautiful are great quality faux and dried flowers. Just as the Chinoise design tells so many stories as does the Hydrangea flower and what better place than the centre of the table to tell that story creating your runner. The printed fabric colourfully outlines the place setting, the knotted napkin creates a casualness to the setting whilst the rattan charger underlays the Beaded Collection dining ware balancing every element.
A Table Scape decorated with your favourite pieces IS the perfect Table Scape!
What makes this world a beautiful place and let’s say very interesting is that each of us is loaded with a love for different things and when you allow yourself to share those things your creativity will come creeping out!
Arrrgh, I can already hear you say “I would never have thought of putting those together”! Guess what, neither did I until I picked up my Chinoiserie Birds and the Mini Ginger Jars.
The delightful Paper Flower meets Chinoiserie!
Linens, dusted colours pretty flowers resonate a typical French Country style. The Paper Flower who’s character, texture and colour all changes as it becomes dried was a perfect selection to fill the Laurent Bowl as the centrepiece. To decorate a large table, place a bowl either side of two place settings and repeat for the length of the table.
Casually knotted the pink linen napkin showcases the colours in the Clarence House designer fabric tablecloth whilst the Mini Ginger Jars layers detail. Freshness is added to this setting by with the Siena Grosgrain Ribbon and the Crown Cutlery.
All my favourites put together with LOVE!
From my style to yours, free yourself with the need to perfect your table-scape. Perfection comes your way when you follow your heart. Your love for colours, textures and special pieces is the answer.
Happy Styling my Friends!