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.

 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?


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!

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!

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