This past month I was perusing through one of my design industry magazines- Home Accents Today-and came across a decor look for 2011 that really caught my eye. They coined it with a catchy name: Asian Fusion. (I admit when I first saw the title of the article that I wasn’t real sure about this look but then the Vardo rug from Feizy that was highlighted caught my eye. It made me look a little closer and I soon discovered that I actually loved the idea of this decor style.)
The author of the article, Tracy Bulla, describes the trend this way:
“Look for Asia to collide with Europe as Chinese and French designs in particular comprise a perfect pairing . Hints of Art Deco, modernized antiques and classical motifs like fretwork and roses herald the beginning of an intoxicating romance.”
This look is more European to me BUT with strong influences of Asia. It reminds me of one of my favorite design clients, Pam, who has traveled the world and collected items from China and Japan. She’s mixed items from her travels with her very European decor and it looks fabulous. Who knew you could mix these two very different styles?
So here’s a few ideas of what you could put together in an Asian Fusion room.
Feizy Vardo Rug
Red Asian Armoire
Atrium Foliage’s Rose Arrangement
Bunny Williams Hour Glass Table by Beeline Homes
Ceramic Garden Stool with Fretwork
Hammered Metal Lamp by Jamie Young
Antique Table with Asian Fretwork
Furniture Classics Natural Wood Grain Chippendale Chair