10 Pieces of Modern Chinoiserie You Didn't Know You Needed

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I'm newly obsessed with what the folks at Style by Emily Henderson are calling "Modern Chinoiserie" — a decidedly vintage, decorative aesthetic that you can and should wield in small, simple ways.

Here are a few starter pieces from my wish list.

1. World Market Black Willow Chinoiserie Dinnerware Collection, starting at $31

This black-and-white pattern can integrate easily with your existing solid dinnerware. (I use one bowl for my sponges next to the sink.)

2. Clarence House Chinoiserie Toile Fabric & Velvet Feather Down Pillows (a pair), $338

The two-tone pattern makes this a subtle accent.

3. goop x CB2 Chinoiserie Rug, $999

I mean, if it's good enough for Gwyneth ...

4. Bligg Studio Chinoiserie Stool, $485

Oh-so-subtly Asian-inspired, plays well with clean lines of other midcentury pieces, and has a glam edge to it.

5. Jayson Home Antique Chinoiserie Table, $895

This little side table looks like a simple vintage classic from the side, Chinese from above.

6. Red Lacquered Chinoiserie Table, $2,250

And again, with more Chinese.

7. Chinoiserie Fretwork Headboard (King), $1,800

It's on the nose, yes, but in a room with few other embellishments, this shape can feel really fresh, even sexy.

8. Society6 Powder Blue Chinoiserie Toile Wallpaper, $49

So pretty, so removable.

9. Parino Antiques French Lacquered Chinoiserie Screen, $2,577

Screens are making a comeback — and while cane or wicker might be more of-the-moment, a chinoiserie screen is trend-proof.

10. Vintage English Chinoiserie Blue & White Platter, $325

The easiest way to integrate a little chinoiserie is with china itself.

Laura Lambert is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor who covers lifestyle, design, and women's health.

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