I have noticed lately that many spaces featured in current decor magazines have an Asian/Chinoiserie vibe to them. The more I see this, the more I want to incorporate such pieces in my home. It is a sort of ethnic take on modern glamour. Modern can often feel cold and static - add some Asian influence and it becomes warm and dynamic. This look can be achieved on a small or large scale, but I think small scale works best. Mixing Asian with modern or classic pieces is just so much more unexpected.
How about simply a pair of Buddha bedside lamps.
If a subtle look is what you're after, perhaps a ceramic stool and a piece of Asian-inspired artwork.
Typical Asian colours of red and black applied in wallpapers and accessories makes a bold statement.
Asian furniture has such beautiful lines and can make a big impact.
Sometimes maybe bolder is better. Asian ceramics are stunning, and make quite a statement placed in an entryway to an even bolder statement - a room swathed in reds and blues.
(Thanks Mark for asking Jo and I to guest blog for you! Kim @ desire to inspire)