I am falling hard lately for anything chinoiserie. Toile de Jouy in particular has my affection these days. I love using its intricate and countryside scenery patterns reminiscent of a bucolic and nostalgic era.
But beware not to overdo it — unless you actually live in a museum! Toile and chinoiserie patterns work great as small accent decor pieces – aka, yes to a set of napkins or dessert plates, or an accent pillow, but not so much for bigger pieces — I’d say no to full room curtains or a full room wallpapering for example.
Here is some Chinoiserie at home in action!
Shown above: Emily, the poster print, available in the shop.
Our home is slowly getting festive in anticipation of the holiday season. I love these chinoiserie velvet shams by Rifle Paper Co. They instantly add a festive touch to our bedroom!
How adorable are these small Toile patterned plates scouted on Etsy? I also sewed some matching red Toile de Jouy fabric napkins.
I couldn’t resist sharing my latest find: a toile gift wrapping paper! Yes, it’s from the current collection so hurry, this one will sell out quickly, I have a hunch.
Shown above: Ava, the poster print, available in the shop.
I am developing a slight addiction for market totes these days. They replace plastic bags (no longer offered to shoppers in the city of San Francisco) and can easily be folded between 2 shopping trips. This yellow Toile de Jouy bag scouted, again on Etsy, is a perfect (and very useful) accent piece.
Here are some other great uses of chinoiseries spotted on Pinterest:
- these Maximalista Chinoiserie pants
- this weekender bag from the 2020 Vuitton collection
- this Chinoiserie hand painted door, or this hand painted cabinet are other glorious examples, don’t you think?
How do you feel about Chinoiserie? How would you integrate it in your wardrobe or at home?
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