Inspired by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ blockbuster exhibition, “Forbidden City: Imperial Treasures from the Palace Museum, Beijing,” we’ve rekindled our love for chinoiserie, the romantic, centuries-old style that serendipitously melds a mishmash of Asian styles. From exotic flower and bird motifs to lattices and lacquers, chinoiserie – and its playful pagodas – is hotter than ever.
East Meets West
Chinoiserie goes modern with abstracted pagoda and fretwork motifs, injecting contemporary chic into a historic style.
Arm chair by Hickory Chair
“Lotus” bar cabinet by Century Furniture
Pagoda lamp by Worlds Away
Pagoda mirror by Barclay Butera
“Doreen” accent table by Safavieh
“Charlotte” pillows by Jonathan Adler
Vintage mapleware teapot and creamer
Scalamandre “Toile Tale” platter in amethyst