The day is finally here for you all to see my new chinoiserie dining chairs (upholstered in Schumacher Chiang Mai fabric) in the dining space. I guess I could technically call it a dining room, but it’s about 10×10 and only really defined by a tray ceiling. Otherwise, it’s kind of a dining/breakfast nook.
When we first saw the dining table at HomeGoods, I fell in love. Then we brought it home, and I was like whyyyyyy did we buy this table? Now, I’m back to loving it because it adds a bit of warmth without being farmhouse style.
I know some people, love to be matchy-matchy with furniture, and I like more of an eclectic mix, which is why the black and gold etagere is in the space. Plus, it gives me ample space for my ginger jars.
As you can see, my ginger jar collection is growing! I wish I could tell you these are all vintage, but mostly they’re from HomeGoods, Pier 1 and Ross mixed in with a few thrifted/antique finds.
Chiang Mai Dragon Dining Chairs
I’ve written about these dining chairs a few times– first when I bought them off Facebook Marketplace (read my very comprehensive FB Marketplace guide with tips) and again when I got them reupholstered with Schumacher’s Chiang Mai Dragon fabric.
I ordered two yards of the fabric on sale (it’s almost always on sale via that link, if it’s not, check back in a week or two), and ended up having two chairs with the dragon on them and two with the florals. Here’s each chair individually for your viewing pleasure.
I know that this fabric is very heavily chinoiserie inspired/focused, but I was concerned of how it would all come together with ginger jars and tobacco leaf china. It works. It really does.
Now, if you absolutely hate this whole colorful mix, I kindly ask you keep it to yourself because… well, because it’s just easier to be nice than it is to leave me a hateful comment, right? (I’ve been dealing with mean comments a lot lately, which is why I am putting this out there.)
Chinoiserie Dining Room Decor
I will say the art on the walls is a bit of a placeholder until I figure out what I want to do in this space. At this point in my home decor journey, I’ve learned it’s better to be patient than it is to be wasteful just for the sake of getting it done. So I wait.
And I have a few more of those chinoiserie prints in a closet, but clearly I need to move them over to the right a bit to match the spacing of the federal eagle mirror I picked up at a SWANKY estate sale last month. (The price I paid wasn’t swanky though, yay!)
I’ve had the curtains less than a year, and while I do love my emerald green velvet curtains, I’m yearning for some crisp, off-white, linen type with a Greek key trim. That will be a hefty investment though- Greek key trim isn’t cheap!
Something I got rid of in this space is the rug, and I do not miss it and I won’t be replacing it with another one. By not having one in this space, I feel the light shines off the floor and makes it feel bright.
And my chinoiserie dining chairs also take up a lot of attention, which I love. The open back design of the chair keeps a small space feeling airy.
This makes all of my colorful decor really pop from all angles, and that is exactly what I want for this small space. Lots of punch, drama, color and contrast.
Ok, so you’re probably up to here with photos of this space, so I will end it here by saying thank you for indulging me for three blog posts about these chinoiserie dining chairs of mine.
I know I will love them for many years to come, and if you’re on the fence about splurging on the Schumacher Chiang Mai Dragon fabric, please know that the fabric is amazing quality and worth every penny.
If you have questions, please drop them in the comments. xo.