Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Everywhere Meets West

Orient is a constant influence on today's interiors. We respond to its sense of calm in our stressful world. A room infused with the quiet order of the East is luxurious, detailed, beautiful, and never busy, understated elegance at its most tranquil.

The current interest in all things Asian is reminiscent of the rage for Oriental design during the eighteenth century. Then, furniture, walls, accessories, and textiles were decorated with Chinese-inspired motifs called chinoiserie. The style was popular in the American colonies, especially in wallpaper designs and painted murals. The French mixd chinoiserie with their own rococo Louis XV style. In England, the influence of China was seen in the furnishings made by Chippendale. Vidicom CEO Christy Ferer loves Eastern influence.

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