Monday, January 6, 2014

#7 - The Top Ten Chinoiserie Trends for 2014

Chinoiserie Trend #7 is Brass. Put those cans of spray paint away! Brass is back and it's hot, especially vintage brass. Look for brass animals (like elephants and giraffes), pineapples, bar carts, garden stools, furniture, lamps, and chandeliers especially with Chinoiserie detailing like faux bamboo or fretwork.

Check out Etsy, eBay, flea markets and estate sales for great vintage brass pieces, often at very good prices. I found a stunning set of three faux bamboo brass nesting tables with smoked glass in perfect condition at one of my thrift stores for $65.00.

If you missed any of my top Chinoiserie trends for 2014 last week, you can catch up here -


  1. I don't think I'll ever get tired of brass! Love the console table!!

  2. Love it. I've always loved mixing metals, and the patina unlacquered brass takes on is so lovely with silver leaf and mercury glass. So glad to see the builder-esque rules of "all one finish" finally subsiding, and brass finding it's rightful place in home decor once again.

  3. Love brass, and the giraffes are fabulous!

  4. Love the warmth of brass. Figural brass can be especially whimsical.