Eleven years ago we purchased our home and embarked on the journey of an extensive kitchen remodel. Our first big challenge was removing an undesired load-bearing vertical beam in the middle of our kitchen. The removal then required us to install a horizontal beam at ceiling height. To complicate things, the placement of the horizontal beam restricted us from putting in upper cabinets next to the sink.
Hello, it’s been quite a while since I have been able to blog. With the opening of our occasional shop, Le Bee Marché, we have been so busy!
Each month, we feature different themes and this month is one of my favorites, chinoiserie! Chinoiserie is a French word that means, “in the Chinese style,” pronounced Shin-WAH-zer-ee.
Chinoiserie refers to the European interpretation of East Asian traditions (décor, textiles, gardens, architecture, and more) and it dates back centuries. It was especially popular in the 1700s, and still is to this day, especially by lovers of timeless décor.