I have been on the hunt for the perfect rugs to coordinate with all the chinoiserie pieces I have recently acquired. Chinoiserie is the 17th and 18th century Western style of interior design, furniture, pottery, textiles, and garden design that represents fanciful European interpretations of Chinese styles (Encyclopedia Britannica).
Both of my grandmothers, my aunt, and my mother have blue and white ceramics in this style throughout their homes. I inherited a lot of pieces from my grandmother and aunt. I have also purchased Chinoiserie-inspired ceramics, planters, lamps, and plates from HomeGoods, antique malls, and Replacements, Ltd. Here are a few articles about Chinoiserie style, in case you were interested: Three Designers Take on Chinoiserie, Everything You Need To Know About Chinoiserie, and 10 Fascinating Facts About Chinoiserie.
I think the blue and white pieces look great in contrast with Persian style rugs (I’m especially fond of the medallion patterns). Here is a little Chinoiserie and rug inspiration and some examples of beautifully decorated rooms.
Image Sources: [Crush Cul de Sac, Sarah Bartholomew, Becki Owens, Chinoiserie Chic, Cambria USA]
Here are a few rugs that I am loving.
Image Sources: [Pinterest, Rugs USA, Pottery Barn, Magnolia Home] Featured Image: [Copyright © Sarah Bartholomew]