Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Asian-Inspired Design Ideas

Cultural Flair
Mix traditional and Asian elements into your design scheme for an elegant yet eclectic look.

Sweet Feng Shui
The art of feng shui has been practiced in ancient Chinese cultures for centuries but is now being integrated into Western interior design and architecture.

Tranquil Details
To create a subtle Asian design, RMS user Yorokobi integrated calming hues of sage and beige while combining modern and antique-inspired accessories. 

Outdoor Elegance
Revamp your deck or patio by incorporating antique, Asian-inspired decor into your design scheme. 

Japanese Serenity
Nothing seems quite as relaxing as this outdoor Asian-inspired garden, washitsu and dining area.

Antique Inspiration
With wallpaper making a big comeback, don't waste any time adding a gorgeous chinoiserie silk screen mural to your powder room.

Passionate Hues
In Japanese culture, red is a powerful color that symbolizes strong emotions, like excitement, strength and passion. This deep hue also signifies the color of the sun and is commonly associated with life, energy and vitality.

Private Dining
With pre-set table settings, a modern, Asian-style centerpiece and intimate surroundings, this Japanese-inspired outdoor space is ready for hosting dinner parties and warm weather get-together.

Traditional Style
Most modern Japanese homes still consist of at least one tatami room, much like the one in this California home. The minimalist appeal of Japanese design is clearly seen through the simplicity of this room. 

Modern Edge
Asian-inspired design doesn't have to be full of ancient Japanese artifacts or chinoiserie decor. This modern Asian bathroom incorporates the style's natural elements, like bamboo and orchids, with modern materials and hues.

Simplistic Style
This Western representation of Asian influence pulls in the neutral tones often seen in the design, as well as a minimalist use of decor and accessories. Straight-lined, dark wood furniture follows the modern style often associated with Asian design, while the bamboo walls and lampshade provide natural, eco-friendly elements within the space.

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