A slatted cabinet takes pride of place, offset by a backdrop of moody dark green and, for luck, splashes of red.

(Image credit: Photography: Simon Bevan / Styling: Marianne Cotterill)

Curves, lines and fringes combine in the perfect setting for a traditional tea ceremony.

(Image credit: Photography: Simon Bevan / Styling: Marianne Cotterill)

Strikingly coloured statement furniture draws the eye to a classic chinoiserie wallpaper.

(Image credit: Photography: Simon Bevan / Styling: Marianne Cotterill)

Superscale the blue and white motifs of a Ming vase then up the exotic ante with a ceiling painted in a vivid red.

(Image credit: Photography: Simon Bevan / Styling: Marianne Cotterill)

A sculptural armchair fit for an emperor takes centre stage, complemented by low velvet seating and a rug in jewel tones.

(Image credit: Photography: Simon Bevan / Styling: Marianne Cotterill)

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.

(Image credit: Photography: Simon Bevan / Styling: Marianne Cotterill)

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.

(Image credit: Photography: Simon Bevan / Styling: Marianne Cotterill)

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.

(Image credit: Photography: Simon Bevan / Styling: Marianne Cotterill)

Pale greens and cascading blossoms provide a graceful, painterly backdrop to a Chinese-inspired vanity area.

(Image credit: Photography: Simon Bevan / Styling: Marianne Cotterill)

Photography / Simon Bevan

Styling / Marianne Cotterill