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Classic Lavender Chinoiserie! Manhattan, Upper East Side

Classic Lavender Chinoiserie! Manhattan, Upper East Side
Classic Lavender Chinoiserie! Manhattan, Upper East Side Classic Lavender Chinoiserie! Manhattan, Upper East Side Classic Lavender Chinoiserie! Manhattan, Upper East Side Classic Lavender Chinoiserie! Manhattan, Upper East Side Classic Lavender Chinoiserie! Manhattan, Upper East Side

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Classic Lavender Chinoiserie! Manhattan, Upper East Side

Modern nursery design is certainly very trendy—and trust, I love a hot trend!—but there is no denying the beauty and eleganza of a classic look. This custom design project was created in a meticulously maintained, classic pre-war apartment on Manhattan’s glamorous Upper East Side—it’s the type of apartment where Sex and the City’s Charlotte York would have lived. The theme of the nursery is chinoiserie, a French word that literally means “Chinese-esque,” and it’s characterized by the influences of both Eastern and Western design. Though it’s famed for ornate imagery, I like to simplify the look, filtering it through my lens to create something that looks like a page out of a story book.