One of my favorite aspects of being a virtual reality interior designer is that it allows you to travel to all corners of the globe without leaving your home. Just like in VR fashion styling, I research the origins, location, and decor elements and try to give you a sense of the place. Last year, I explored the various styles of California design, sharing stories of my family travels. Lately, I have the travel bug and find myself googling different locales. Today we have packed our bags and are heading to the Far East!
I love the fusion of serene, peaceful, balanced simplicity of Asian decor paired with modern furnishings. Some key design principles of Oriental style are natural elements, clean lines, Chinoiserie furniture, and circle motif. Today, I designed a small tea-house space using some of Park Place Home Decor current sale items available at the main store (ending Saturday) and at The Wash Biannual Cart Sale (8/26-9/16). Park Place Eastern Shelf Unit with Accessories typifies a number of Asian design components from the upper circle unit to the symmetrical balance of the shelving. I added the Blue Mosaic Bottle Decor, available for $ 10L at The Wash Cart Sale, to highlight the traditional temple in the middle of the circle unit. Flanking the Eastern Shelf is the Marble Resting Egret, representing the reflection of nature often found in Far East style.
Another sale item offered until Saturday is the Low Tea Table with Cushions. The black coffee table with burgundy cushion seating matches the Eastern Shelf Unit and embodies the clean lines of Asian form. The tea table comes with a coffee set and to complete the scene, I added the Box of Fine Chocolates (available @ The Wash Sale).
Finally, placed on a storage unit in the corner is the Copper Red Table Clock; the hands on the clock mimic the circular pattern in the shelving unit. Be sure to check out all the sale offerings at The Wash and stop by Park Place main store for hunt gifts and discounted specials. Hope you enjoyed the trip and are inspired to incorporate some Far East elements into your home!
Structure: [ht: home], little tea house
- Park Place Home Decor, Eastern Shelf Unit with Accessories & Low Tea Table with Cushions (discounted @ main store until 8/29)
- Park Place Home Decor, Blue Mosaic Decorative Jar, Marble Resting Egret, Copper Red Table Clock & Box of Fine Chocolate (on sale for $ 10L @ The Wash Cart Sale until 9/16)
- Cleo Design, Parasol Decor, Asian Cabinet & Lamp
- DDD, Zen Bamboo
- Alouette, Miniature Zen Garden
- Zenith, Kiosk Birdcage (Black)
- bbqq, The Ming Dynasty China Scroll Painting B
- Newchurch, Kaidan Mission Tansu
- 22769 ~ [bauwerk], My Zen Corner (Zen Stones, Buddha Head Porcelain (Small) & Cherry Blossom Bird Cage)
- The Mustard Seed, Potted Bamboo Blue Tile
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