DECORATING TREND: CHINA GIRL

Reimagine classic chinoiserie style with a bold mash-up of vibrant primary colours and exuberant motifs..

A slatted cabinet takes pride of place, offset by a backdrop of moody dark green and, for luck, splashes of red.

Wall Painted in Obsidian Green intelligent matt emulsion, £48,50 for 2.5l, Little Greene. Panel covered in Retour De Chine linen, £196.80m, Pierre Frey. Furniture Bastone cabinet, £5,145, Poiat. Drop chair in Eldorado 1558 velvet, £3,538, Flexform.


Curves, lines and fringes combine in the perfect setting for a traditional tea ceremony.

Wall Paint as before. Furniture Diedro cabinet, £8,556, Pietro Russell for Gallotti&Radice. Siam cocktail table, £1,795, Jonathan Adler. Gorska chairs, £2,665 each, Julian Chichester; upholstered in, from left, tiger Silk viscose-mix in Electric Orange, as before; trimmed in Aquitaine fine bullion fringe in leaf, as before; and upholstered in Sansui Cobalt cotton-mix, £130m, Designers Guild; trimmed in Aquitaine fine bullion fringe in Amethyst, £104m, Samuel & Sons. Bell coffee table with Amethyst Violet glass base and black glass top, £2,246, Sebastian Herkner for ClassiCon at Aram.


Strikingly coloured statement furniture draws the eye to a classic chinoiserie wallpaper.

Wall Papered in geisha wallpaper, as before. Skirting painted in Railings full gloss, £62 for 2.5L, Farrow & Ball. Furniture Newport console, £2,548, Nina Campbell. Shift lounge chair in Warm ochre, £871, Jonas Forsman at Moooi.


Superscale the blue and white motifs of a Ming vase then up the exotic ante with a ceiling painted in a vivid red.

Walls Covered in Exotic Chinoiserie wallcovering, £150sq m, Iksel Decorative Arts. CeilIng Painted in Emperor’s Silk Chalk Paint, £19.95 for 1L, Annie Sloan. WIndow Curtain in Shishi cotton in Poppy, £162m, Brunschwig & Fils at gP&J Baker; trimmed in Chevallerie brush fringe in Bordeaux, £60m, Samuel & Sons. Furniture Madrid table with Silk White glass top, £1,599, BoConcept. Trame chairs in black, £377 each, AC/AL Studio at Petite Friture. Shift dining chair in Bright Red, £539, Jonas Forman at Moooi.


A sculptural armchair fit for an emperor takes centre stage, complemented by low velvet seating and a rug in jewel tones.

Wall Covered in Exotic Chinoiserie wallcovering, as before. Furniture Mellow 140 bench in Peach, £1,420; and Corset chair in Red Casino, £1,580, both Munna. Large Helios Horizon side table in Glossy Teal, £3,000, Sé.


Rich reds and strong graphic shapes are key components of classic Eastern style. Add a modern twist by softening a scheme with a sumptuous wool and silk floor covering.

Wall Papered in Sansui NCW4181-08 wallpaper, £77 a roll, Nina Campbell. Top and skirting painted in Emperor’s Silk Chalk Paint, as before. Furniture London large bench with cushion (not shown), £781, BoConcept.


It may be the year of the pig, but we’d rather get creative with the Bookworm shelf and celebrate the form of the dragon.

Wall Papered in Sansui NCW4181-08 wallpaper, as before. Skirting painted in Emperor’s Silk Chalk Paint, as before. Furniture Bookworm bookcase in blue, £480, Kartell.


Settle into sleep with luxurious layers of black and gold pattern. Spritz a little Yves Saint Laurent Opium to create a den you won’t want to leave.

Wall Papered in Geisha wallpaper, as before. Door Painted in Railings full gloss, £62 for 2.5L, Farrow & Ball. Furniture Kiku bed (including mattress), £29,100, Savoir x Fromental at Savoir. The Golden chair, £859, Nika Zupanc at Moooi.


Pale greens and cascading blossoms provide a graceful, painterly backdrop to a Chinese-inspired vanity area.

Wall Papered in Summer Palace wallpaper in Grass, £225 a roll, Designers Guild. Furniture Noah vanity stand, £1,230; and Melody basin, £850, both London Basin Company. Mila small table in yellow, £1,470, Sebastian Herkner at Pulpo.

Photography / Simon Bevan

Styling / Marianne Cotterill

 

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