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

goop x CB2 Chinoiserie Rug
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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.

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

Clarence House Chinoiserie Toile Fabric & Velvet Feather Down Pillows
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The two-tone pattern makes this a subtle accent.

goop x CB2 Chinoiserie Rug
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I mean, if it's good enough for Gwyneth ...

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

Jayson Home Antique Chinoiserie Table
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This little side table looks like a simple vintage classic from the side, Chinese from above.

Red Lacquered Chinoiserie Table
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And again, with more Chinese.

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

Society 6 Powder Blue Chinoiserie Toile Wallpaper
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So pretty, so removable.

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

Chairish English Chinoiserie Blue & White Platter,
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The easiest way to integrate a little chinoiserie is with china itself.


Laura Lambert

Laura Lambert

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