Monday, March 31, 2014

7 fun, fresh Chinoiserie fabrics

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If you are a regular reader of this blog, you will have seen my fabric designs before. 
My Escher pagoda and "Tea caddy" were a fun way to take actual antiques that I own and turn them into modern, and fresh looks. I have used several around my house and lately I am inspired to dream up a few new ones based on my great-grandmother's antiques.

Escher pagoda in Radish
 It seems that I am not the only one up to the same thing. The much blogged about Dana Gibson for Stroheim delightfully captures the tradition in Chinoiserie motifs in a cheerful, stylish manner. If you have not browsed her site you really are missing out.

Canton
 Co-founder of O'verlays, Danika Herrick has a few incredible Chinoiserie fabrics also.
Her "Trellis" design is a friendly bamboo fretwork array that I have been hunting a spot for in my house. "Cloud Pagoda" by Danika Herrick comes in quite a few colorways but my favorite is the orange/pink.

Trellis on coral

Are you totally crushing on this updated Chinoiserie look too?

8 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

The colors are so fresh and new!!!!!!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

So fresh and sassy!!! I love these classics reinterpreted for today. By the way, you should design a fabric line based on your art. That would be so cool!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

These are so happy and bright! Love!

Vel Criste said...

Definitely Kerry, love the trellis the most since I already have your Eschar fabric. :-)

Nancy said...

so hip and happy! I love your picks :)

Karena Albert said...

Loving these Kerry, the Canton is amazing!
Xoxo
Karena

Kristen @ Pursuing Vintage said...

They make me think "SPRING"!! Beautiful patterns and colors.

Andrea said...

I love them all, especially the vases designed by Dana Gibson!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad