A slatted cabinet takes pride of place, offset by a backdrop of moody dark green and, for luck, splashes of red.
Curves, lines and fringes combine in the perfect setting for a traditional tea ceremony.
Strikingly coloured statement furniture draws the eye to a classic chinoiserie wallpaper.
Superscale the blue and white motifs of a Ming vase then up the exotic ante with a ceiling painted in a vivid red.
A sculptural armchair fit for an emperor takes centre stage, complemented by low velvet seating and a rug in jewel tones.
Rich reds and strong graphic shapes are key components of classic Eastern style. Add a modern twist by softening a scheme with a sumptuous wool and silk floor covering.
It may be the year of the pig, but we’d rather get creative with the Bookworm shelf and celebrate the form of the dragon.
Settle into sleep with luxurious layers of black and gold pattern. Spritz a little Yves Saint Laurent Opium to create a den you won’t want to leave.
Pale greens and cascading blossoms provide a graceful, painterly backdrop to a Chinese-inspired vanity area.
Photography / Simon Bevan
Styling / Marianne Cotterill
Shining a spotlight on the now and the next in home design and decor, Livingetc is the UK's best selling high end and contemporary home design magazine. As a brand, Livingetc showcases the world's very best homes, breaks and makes the trends, and has access to leading international designers for insight and ideas. It was first published in 1998, and is currently edited by Pip Rich.
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