European interpretations of Chinese and East Asian culture during the 17th and 18th century was known as Chinoiserie, although the style was more often associated with fantasy and invention than historical accuracy.
Chinoiserie, from the French word “chinois” is often associated with exuberance and wealth which one could argue has no place at a time like this, however in anxious times I turn to art or learning to escape. It turns out doing this blog on Chinoiserie ticked both these boxes. I hope the combination of different cultures and styles, to create something beautiful, inspires you as much as it does me.
Moving into a new home is a great opportunity to start over. Each wall becomes a clean palette on which you can leave your mark. Here we share some innovative ways to decorate your walls like a professional.
Having launched her design career at Decorex Cape Town more than two decades ago, Danela Conti Bryant will be returning to the premier décor exhibition to take on the role of Decorex Designer Spotlight. This exciting feature forms part of an extensive décor, design and lifestyle programme showcasing at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 1 to 5 May 2019.
Decorex Cape Town 2019 Designer Spotlight, Danela Conti Bryant
The Faux Flower trend has hit us hard in recent times and it is a trend that you should not be wary of embracing. Some of the plastic plants that you get nowadays look so good that they could almost pass as the real deal.