Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Asian Influence In Coastal Design

  The Asian influence  has mainly been associated with a traditional style decor and design, in the western world. Weather it  is the Japanese  minimalist ,or the use of bold earthy colors of the Chinese, the Asian influence is one that is supposed to create serenity and tranquility in a space.When it comes to design There are general  rules and guide lines that should be adhered to.In my opinion, some  rules are meant to be broken.Your home is one that reflects your  own style and what make YOU happy. Generally if you live on the west coast, you will see the furniture tends to be on the dark side with  an Asian influence for coastal decor. On the East Coast the furniture is lighter in color with pops of bold color.Here are some examples of the Asian influence in coastal design.
This bold Asian Fabric would make a beautiful  statement as fabric covered headboard, drapes or pillows.

The combination of the Asian fabric headboard and geometric pillow look beautiful with a grass cloth wall covering.
These traditional  Asian ginger jar lamps are  perfect in this bedroom.

I love this oriental wallpaper ! nice cottage look.
A combination of Rattan and Bamboo  .
A Japanese sunken soaking tub is a serene addition to this coastal bathroom.
Adding a bamboo curtain rod is a nice  accent to draperies.

A couple of Asian inspired pieces on a coffee table.
Japanese fishing floats are always a great addition to any coastal decor. A large on in an outdoor space., or several grouped together look great.

Chineese  Garden stools can be used as a coffee table or as extra seating.
These Asian inspired headboards are perfect!
Add bamboo blinds for texture paired with draperies, or alone.
A faux bamboo in silver is a nice touch.

Blue and white ginger jars pop in this white coastal kitchen.

 I love fish in any room, but especially love this Koi fish water color. Beautiful coastal colors!


A Vintage Vine said...

Love it..I just bought a bamboo frame at a second hand store, spray painted it and I love it!!! Thanks for the post!

Amanda Lee said...

These are all gorgeous examples! It's amazing how different the print on the headboard fabric looked when the colorway was changed to pink in the wallpaper! And the koi watercolor is lovely.

Completely Coastal said...

Linda..., your fun glass block lamp is included in this weekends coastal mix. Check it out here:
Coastal Mix

Hope all is well and have a good weekend!

The enchanted home said...

Love your blog! Glad to have found out it....this particular post is right up my alley....really enjoyed it....please stop by me too...a blog about the building of our new home and my love for decor and design.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Wow,what a happy accident. I was looking for asian fabric. I'm Linda, too! I also love the beach, and in my mind...I live there. Your newest follower.