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Midday Muse: East Meets Modern

I prefer to mix and match elements in a room, instead of attempting an overarching theme. Yet for some reason, surprisingly, I am loving this Far East-style living room decorating idea from House to Home. At first glance, you might not notice the Eastern theme; it's very subtle and modern, and the blue palette is a bit nontraditional of the Far East. Look closer, and it's all there: the lacquered Chinese cabinet, the Chinoiserie patterned wallpaper, the Noguchi coffee table.Perhaps you're not loving this room, or simply don't gravitate toward Chinoiserie, but I think you can use it as a template that you can follow to design any interior. Choose a theme, and just a few subtle pieces that emulate the theme. Then, fill in the room with neutral colors, and natural accents (like the sisal rug here). Then, go against the grain of the theme in someway; instead of red for your Chinoiserie-themed room, go blue!

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MissMarisol MissMarisol 7 years
I so love this look!
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
WOW! I love this!!!
tee0206 tee0206 7 years
I love this, too!! I always wondered how I could incorporate Asian influences (especially when I eventually raid my mom's, who's from Hong Kong, goods) into my more modern decor.
Ginger-Snaps Ginger-Snaps 7 years
love love LOVE
lizs lizs 7 years
I love the sectional...I've been on the hunt for one just like it (we're taking the white couch risk while we can!).
oneprettything oneprettything 7 years
I think it's beautiful!
urban-chic-101 urban-chic-101 7 years
Love it!!
SanDiegoLove SanDiegoLove 7 years
I think this room is beautiful! The white couch isn't very practical but I'd love to be able to pull this off.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 7 years
Love this!
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