Asian Fusion Style Decorating How To Ideas
Asian Fusion-Combining distinctive styles to create a new harmonious, symbiotic, unique style or theme featuring Asian style furniture, art, and accessories.
The design world is rediscovering Asia and its ageless, classic design styles. Discover for yourself the beauty of combining Chinese furniture, art, and home decor accessories into your contemporary, traditional, or eclectic home and office design.
In this how-to or do-it-yourself (DYI) article, I use Asian and Chinese interchangeably, as China has traditionally dominated design style and furniture, but I fully appreciate that all Asian countries contribute their unique style and traditions.
An additional benefit of investigating Asian style home decor will be that you will discover the endless possibilities that each culture and tradition offers to each of us. Not only in designing our living spaces but also in the manner and way in which we see ourselves, each other, and our world.
How do you design a room with Asian Style fusion in mind?
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HGTV Design Star Finale in New Orleans
The secret is out! The finalists have been named. Jennifer and Matt execute their final Design Star 2008 challenge in New Orleans.
Asian Antiques Selected for Final Design of HGTV Design Star
Silk Road Collection was selected by Jen to provide Chinese antique furniture and oriental decorative accessories for her final Design Star 2008 design.
Watch HGTV’s Design Star 2008 finale on Sunday, July 27th (9pm/8pm central) to see the final episode. America gets to vote on the winner – we hope that you will vote for Jennifer Bertrand. Click here to vote for Jen to be HGTV’s next Design Star!.
Inside scoop…Jen is as bubbly and attractive in person as she appears to be on the show.
When she visited our shop to select Asian furniture and accessories, she came in with a design vision, but soon locked in on the perfect piece to harmonize best with her overall design. I think you’ll agree that her selection is the accent piece that makes the room work.
I don’t want to reveal too much about the design style she choose for the home of the New Orleans family–watch the show and discover for yourself.
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On Thursday, May 8, 2008, USA TODAY newspaper will have an article about Silk Road Collection. Edward Iwata wrote the article. We are excited about having the article written, and are eager to read its contents. We think that the main focus of the article will be about Silk Road Collection’s efforts as a small business to use technology to increase our sales of antique Chinese furniture. As soon as available, I will post a link to the article. Let me know what you think about it!
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Our Group is Excited! In three months we journey to China for our shopping and sighseeing tour. In Beijing, we plan to visit our favorite silk, pearl and furniture markets. Also we look forward to a Chinese opera performance and the majesty of Great Wall and the expanse of the Forbidden City. Xian is the eastern point of the ancient Silk Road. Here our focus will be visiting the burial site of the First Qin Emperor and his buried army, with over 8,000 larger-than-life terra cotta figures of warriors and horses. Shanghai offers us both the past of China but most of all, Shanghai gives us a bold look at the new ultra-modern China. Lots of shopping here. A more historic look will be our day visits to the canal villages of Zhujiajiao and Zhouzhuang.
Preparation for our Journey: The average high temperature will be in the upper 70’s with the average lows in the mid 50’s. Pack Lightly–no one in China will notice or care than you have worn the same pair of jeans 4 days in a row. China has everything you may need in terms of supplies-shampoo, toilet paper, toothpaste and most over-the-counter medicines. Bring your own prescription medicine however. Based on our experinces, the hotels where we will stay will have western style electrical outlets and voltage-so your hairdryer should work. Our hotels will offer you western foods and the opportunity to sample authentic Chinese dishes. Work with John at Carlson-Wagonlitt Travel at 1-800-999-7891. John can “cash-in” your frequent flyer miles, and help you obtain your passport and/or Chinese visa documents.
Welcome to our first blog about our upcoming shopping and sightseeing trip to china. We depart May 10th to May 24th 2008, for fourteen days of the best shopping and sightseeing in Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai. As the owners of Silk Road Collection, we travel to China a couple of times a year. We know the best places to shop and the best sights to see. $3,700 covers most of the expenses from Las Angeles and back. For more information, please visit our website at http://SilkRoadCollection.com/travel-to-china.html