Chinoiserie is a french word that means “in the Chinese taste.” It is a word that is often misunderstood and mispronounced. The proper pronunciation is sheen-waz-a-ree.
Believe it or not, chinoiserie is a style that originated in Europe, not in China. After reading about descriptions of Chinese scenes, European designers created their own patterns of the scenes on fabrics and furnishings. These “patterns” are often whimsical and silly, which makes them appealing to almost every taste. Chinoiserie designs can bring timeless sophistication to any room.
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