I'm using chinoiserie wallpaper in one of my upcoming projects and have completely fallen in love. According to Merriam-Webster, chinoiserie is a French term "reflecting Chinese qualities." In the 17th and 18th century, traders and tourists were fascinated by the beautiful eastern designs found in porcelain, sketchbooks, and lacquerware. As a result, Europeans started layering decor with Chinese inspirations and the practice was coined the term chinoiserie. European's take on chinoiserie is characterized as asymmetrical in format with fancy, detailed images and whimsical in scale, compared to the more traditional Chinese which is seen as less whimsy and fun.
As a mother of two young children, I know first-hand how important it is for a home to reflect the personality and needs of the entire family. In having designed homes of all sizes and with kids of all ages, my approach and aesthetic balances practicality with modern sophistication. I hope you enjoy reading lucite + lavender as it's a reflection of my creativity both personally and professionally. Enjoy! - Emily