Friday, January 17, 2014

#10 - The Top Ten Chinoiserie Trends for 2014

The Rinfret Group
Today we look at my final Chinoiserie trend for 2014. I enlisted the help of my friends at 
Charlotte & Ivy, my go-to gals for the the elegant Chinoiserie home as to emerging trends in Chinoiserie. Charlotte & Ivy is the Goldilocks and the Three Bears of home furnishings sources. Some stores are too boring, or too stodgy, or too expensive. Others are too trendy, or too hip, or too cheap. Charlotte & Ivy is just right. They have such a wonderful eye for classic pieces for your home that will never go out of style. Their trend for 2014 is "Classic Chinoiserie." I couldn't agree more. Here are the Chinoiserie trends we have looked at so far - 

I hope that what strikes you about many trends on this list is that this year you will see a very strong and marked return to the iconic, traditional, and timeless classics of Chinoiserie. It may be Chinoiserie used in fresh and modern ways like with lavender or pink walls, oversized Greek key, perhaps a piece of African tribal art, but at its essence it is what you know, love, and likely already have much of in your home. 

I asked Charlotte & Ivy to create an inspiration board with some of their favorite classic Chinoiserie pieces from Charlotte & Ivy.

I was not surprised that it includes many of the pieces on my list of my favorite classic Chinoiserie pieces for your home. Perhaps you have some of these already, handed down from your grandparents or parents so they hold special memories for you. Perhaps, like me, you have started collecting Chinoiserie on your own because something about it resonated with you. When I started adding Chinoiserie to my own home, it truly became my home. Perhaps you are looking to add a special piece or two to your home this year.

The Classics - 

*Blue and White Chinese Porcelain
*The Chinese Chippendale Chair
*The Pagoda Mirror
*Greek Key
*The Chinese Garden Stool
*Hand Painted Silk Chinoiserie Wallpaper or Panels
*Classic Chinoiserie Fabrics and Wallpapers
*Ginger Jars
*The Gourd Lamp
*Black and Gold Lacquered Chinoiserie Furniture
*Gilded/Gold Chinoiserie
*The Chinese Lantern
*The Pagoda Chandelier

I hope you have enjoyed my series on my Top Ten Chinoiserie Trends for 2014 and that it may serve as inspiration to you in continuing in 2014 to make your home a place you love.


  1. You can never go wrong with the classics. Love the C&I picks!

  2. I love your trends! That first picture is my favorite. Wish I had a room like that!! Happy Friday.

  3. I sprang for gold wheat-sheaf candle sconces two years ago, and I love them. Everything else in my dining room looks prettier with them on the wall. It may not make sense, but it's true! Best wishes.

  4. So happy to have Chinoiserie in my life - youthful and fresh enough for my young family, and timeless enough for my very traditional house. It totally knocks out the stuffiness while honoring the good parts. Thanks for the inspiration, I'd been idling a bit on the transition and now I'm all in!