Saturday, 14 July 2012

Asian Style Interiors

Throughout my years of living in Asia and the UAE, I experienced many exuberant interiors. Gold leaf, over ornate cornices, exotic patterns, rich colours, clashing colours and gold, gold and more gold!...sometimes" ornateness" to the extreme.  I've actually been lucky enough to visit the Sultan of Brunei's Palace several times and experienced the most lavish interior first hand. I remember some amazing chairs in his gymnasium with gold plated shuttle cocks for feet and gold plated taps in the bathrooms. These interiors always fascinated me but I must admit I was not a fan of them and was always looking for that Asian interior that I might go, Wow! I actually like this.

Today I found that room...This gorgeous Asian room has simple panache and although a mix of patterns and colours it is much subtler than the interiors I experienced living overseas. I love this look and could quite happily spend and afternoon reading a book in this light filled corner.

Asian Living 
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A touch of Morocco in this interior...

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What do you think of these styles? I love to read your comments.



                                                         

13 comments:

  1. Oh that first interior caught my eyes! That is totally in my style! Thank you for sharing that picture!
    Hanni

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    1. Glad you like it Hanni, I love the colour combinations.

      Lee ☺

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  2. The first picture - amazing!!!

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    1. Isn't it gorgeous, I think it is just so feminine.

      Lee ☺

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  3. Oh! They are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! - Susan

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    1. Thank you for dropping by Susan, I love to seek out really inspiring images.

      Lee ☺

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  4. Yes, that first image is divine. I love the sofa, and the screen, and the arched window. There's a lot going on, but because it's quite a simple colour palette, it works so well. x

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  5. The top one is gorgeous, but I couldn't live with it. The second one though? Still sighing...

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  6. I've added little asian touches into my home decor and I just love it! Seeing them used in soft colours like these are just lovely!
    -Ididtellyou.blogspot.com

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  7. Oh so cool, love the turquoise bluesy sofa, cheers Marie

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  8. I've always had a thing for coral and teal. That first pic is lovely and very Asian in an un-Asian kinda way. I've also lived in SE Asia (very near Brunei at the moment actually) and totally agree that some - most - interiors are completely over the top. I love a little Asian influence in my own decor, but could never go the whole way!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, I agree with your comment about it being Asian in an "un-Asian" kinda way :) and I'm sure you'll understand entirely if your living in this region yourself.

      Lee ☺

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  9. Thank you everyone for your comments, obviously this room struck some interesting comments from people. I was surprised as I know the most popular rooms on my blog are usually with a French or country style to them.

    I appreciate all your comments.

    Thank you

    Lee ☺

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