After the delicious lunch, I got to thinking about asian influence on design. The clean lines, bold reds and blacks, bamboo accents and large screens create an atmosphere that can be very calming while at the same time heighten the drama. Like everything else, moderation is key - too many additions will start to make your space look less like a home and more like a chinese takeout restaurant. Stick with the rule of three pieces per room and make sure to spread across the entire space to keep a good balance. Here are a few things that I've got my eye on.
DIY: Low on cash? Sand down an old side table with clean lines and paint it a rich, antique red. Find a textile pattern you like and replicate it on a canvas. Or even make an origami mobile to fill an empty corner.
top to bottom: world market, pier1imports, WillaSkyeHome on etsy (both pillows)