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Posted on: November 6, 2012

Chinoiserie Inspired Interior Decor and Design


noun /ˌSHēnˌwäz(ə)ˈrē/  /ˌSHēnˈwäzərē/
chinoiseries, plural

  • The imitation or evocation of Chinese motifs and techniques in Western art, furniture, and architecture, esp. in the 18th century
  • Objects or decorations in this style


Garrison Hullinger Interior Design does Chinoiserie:

Along with my studies and experience in interior design, I also have a background in art history and the fine arts. All that to say, the chinoiserie movement has become one of the most interesting design styles I’ve studied to date.

Along with my studies on the movement itself, I’ve also had the opportunity to work with it as well – and this has been the case with one of our most recent GHID interior design projects.


Chinoiserie-Inspired Design & Decor in an All-American, Portland Oregon Home by Garrison Hullinger Interior Design:

Interior Design incorporating Chinoiserie

Garrison Hullinger Interior Design

The look was born out of our client’s love for their Chinese motifs, specifically four prints they feel quite attached to. Their home is incredibly traditional – updated to include modern amenities, medium to dark hardwoods and incredible molding and trim detailing. The clients are drawn to rather traditional to transitional furnishings and decor, yet have this draw towards Asian elements. A perfect melding of styles to incorporate chinoiserie accents in both their design and decor.

Check out our client’s prints below:

Chinoiserie-Inspired Artwork:

Artwork inspired by the Chinoiserie design style

Chinoiserie-Inspired Area Rug:

We selected an area rug that speaks to the client’s love of traditional design and one that would work with Asian-inspired decor as well.

Rugs inspired by Chinoiserie design

Chinoiserie Fabrics:

The fabrics we chose are very GHID. Geometric, sophisticated, casual and contemporary – all of which work incredibly well as accents to our chinoiserie styling.

Chinoiserie inspired textiles and fabrics

Chinoiserie Fabrics

Chinoiserie Accessories:

Ginger jars and blue and white pottery work perfectly as accents to our chinoiserie aesthetic. The color tones are perfect for the space, yet their overall shape and subject matter work incredibly well with the look we envision for the home.

Chinoiserie Accessories

Take a look at a few chinoiserie-inspired rooms we love – just goes to show you that a few touches of this look can go a long way!

Chinoiserie-Inspired Interior Design and Decor:


Chinoiserie Inspired Living Room



Chinoiserie inspired interior design

Domicile Interior Design


Chinoiserie inspired dining room

Dufner Heighes Inc


Chinoiserie inspired living room wallpaper

Dufner Heighes Inc


Chinoiserie inspired bedroom

Rachel Oliver Decorative Design

Ten Tips for Adding Chinoiserie to Your Home:

Thanks to Chinoiserie Chic for the tips!

Chinoiserie Decor Accessories

Chinoiserie Inspired Decor

via Chinoiserie Chic


What are your favorites?

Posted by: Nicole Copko     Posted date:  November 1, 2012  |  No comment

Designing for a family

Family-Friendly Design Tips

Nobody likes walking into a room that feels stuffy or uninviting. Ideally you want every room in your home to not only radiate a sense of beauty and aesthetic appeal, but functionality and practicality as well. A room that looks pretty is great – but if it doesn’t function well with your lifestyle and family activities, then it’ll hinder your daily life rather than accentuate it. Remember, a room that looks beautiful but doesn’t take into account the demands of everyday family life will quickly be destroyed or end up like Grandma’s stuffy no-go zone. And that was never a place anyone wanted to be.

A Study In How To Design For Families

Our Portland, Oregon based interior design firm works with families all the time. In fact we estimate that at least 80% of our client’s are families with children still living at home. So what does this mean for our design process? It’s our job to think like a family, wrap our heads around their lifestyle and everyday activities and remember that functionality almost always trumps any design decision. This doesn’t mean we put beautiful design aside, what it means to us here at Garrison Hullinger Interior Design, is that great design begins with practicality and warps into beautiful spaces perfect for family life.


Interior Design For Family

Interior Design for a family

Garrison Hullinger Interior Design

Check out one of our recently completed projects, featuring one of our latest designs built around family life, by clicking the link below:

Portland Interior Designer’s Foursquare Redecoration: A Study In How To Design For Families

Tips for Family-Friendly Design

Here are a few additional tips on how to design for family life courtesy of our friends at HGTV.

Do consider how you really live.

Don’t wait to decorate.

Family-friendly interior design by Portland Oregon firm Garrison Hullinger Interior Design

Garrison Hullinger Interior Design

Do go for a no-fuss look.

Don’t be afraid of color, pattern, or texture.

Family-friendly interior design by Portland Oregon firm Garrison Hullinger Interior Design

Garrison Hullinger Interior Design

Do choose indestructible materials and finishes.

Don’t scrimp on furniture.

Portland Oregon based Interior Design Firm designs for family

Garrison Hullinger Interior Design

Do make space for kids.

Do accessorize out of children’s reach.

Portland Oregon based Interior Design Firm designs for family

Garrison Hullinger Interior Design

Do incorporate savvy storage.

Do prepare for minor disasters.

Portland Oregon based Interior Design Firm designs for family

Garrison Hullinger Interior Design

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