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Chinoiserie
Interior Design by Andrea Schumacher Interiors, Denver
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  Let us now … travel into Cathay, so that you may learn something of its grandeurs and its treasures. 
— Marco Polo, Travels, c.1305
  Chinoiserie is an oddity.  It is a wholly European style whose inspiration is entirely oriental.  True Chinoiseries are not pallid or incompetent imitations of Chinese objects.  They are tangible and solid realizations in the West of a land of the imagination: an exotic, remote country, famed for its riches, that through the centuries remained cloud-wrapped, obstinately refusing to allow more than a handful of foreigners beyond its gates. 
—  Dawn Jacobson, Chinoiserie

Chinese silk wall-coverings are one of the earliest global luxury products.  Originally the exclusive domain of Ming Dynasty Chinese nobility, by the 18th Century the papers  had also been widely adopted by the English and French nobility as the high-water mark of interior design.  Chinoiserie wallpapers that depicted flowers, birds, and butterflies subsequently became the rage of the day with the affluent 18th and 19th century European commercial class and became a standard of elegant living during this period.

We are delighted to offer this exotic design theme in our hand painted wallpapers and to offer both classical and modern interpretations that will enhance any interior.  Our artists use the same hand painting techniques and the same types of silk papers, metal leaf, and hand pieced Tea Papers to create these fabulous murals.  There are almost no limits to the possibilities of color and design inherent in Chinoiserie wallpapers, and we invite you to browse our collection for inspiration to beautify your unique interior.

Ashford roomset

ASHFORD GARDEN

Aspens roomset

ASPENS

BEAUVAIS

BELVEDERE

Calloway silk L

CALLOWAY

Canton silk L

CANTON

CAROLINA

Chrysantha silk L

CHRYSANTHA

COURTYARD OF A CABIN

Crane Grove silk L

CRANE GROVE

Dunmore entry

DUNMORE

Eden Flowers room

EDEN FLOWERS

EMPEROR’S GARDEN

ENCHANTED GARDEN

Fairington dining room

FAIRINGTON

GAUNT STONES IN BAMBOO

GOSFORD

Greta room

GRETA

HALSING

Hemmerling entry

HEMMERLING

Huntington

HUNTINGTON

Hyde Park the farm

HYDE PARK

KEW GARDEN

Longwood Italian room

LONGWOOD

Verlay roomset

PARC BONAIRE

Peonies and Blossoms

PEONIES & BLOSSOMS

PORCELAINS IN A GARDEN

Roomset

QUIET FOREST

RICHMOND

Rose Garden roomset

ROSE GARDEN

Royal Lotus

ROYAL LOTUS

Chinoiserie Triptych

SUZHOU

Taihu brown

TAIHU GARDEN

TROPICAL FOREST

VERLAY

WILMINGTON

Joliet

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