Oriental Decorating Style

oriental decorating style
  • Make (something) look more attractive by adding ornament to it
  • Provide (a room or building) with a color scheme, paint, wallpaper, etc
  • Confer an award or medal on (a member of the armed forces)
  • (decorate) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"
  • (decorate) deck: be beautiful to look at; "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"
  • (decorate) award a mark of honor, such as a medal, to; "He was decorated for his services in the military"
  • A person of Far Eastern descent
  • a member of an Oriental race; the term is regarded as offensive by Asians (especially by Asian Americans)
  • The Oriental Shorthair is a breed of cat. This cat combines the Siamese body with a diversity of colorings and patterns.
  • denoting or characteristic of countries of Asia; "oriental civilization"
  • A way of using language
  • make consistent with a certain fashion or style; "Style my hair"; "style the dress"
  • A manner of doing something
  • designate by an identifying term; "They styled their nation `The Confederate States'"
  • A way of painting, writing, composing, building, etc., characteristic of a particular period, place, person, or movement
  • manner: how something is done or how it happens; "her dignified manner"; "his rapid manner of talking"; "their nomadic mode of existence"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a lonely way of life"; "in an abrasive fashion"
oriental decorating style - In the
In the Oriental Style: A Sourcebook of Decoration
In the Oriental Style: A Sourcebook of Decoration
An illustrated celebration of the Oriental style of interior design, which discusses topics such as the refined craftsmanship of Thai textiles, the traditional statuary of Burma and the minimalism of Japanese interiors, with advice on how to integrate Eastern design into the home. First published in 1990.

The creators of this Asian-design sourcebook believe that "there is no single, definitive 'Oriental' style, but rather a wealth of diverse treatments and approaches ... which range from authentic traditional interiors to the exuberant, eclectic blending of arts and artifacts ... in re-creations of Oriental styles in the West." The Oriental Style is artful without being opaque, classy without lapsing into elitism. While beautiful in their simplicity, the examples in the "Traditional Living" section may be too austere for the average home decorator. However, later chapters showcase a rich melange of styles--a Tibetan rug in an English country den, or a wooden Buddha in a stairway alcove--that any Asian-design enthusiast will appreciate. Particularly useful are the chapters on furnishings and decorative details, which display and describe dozens of classic and modern items, from futons and folding screens to wooden chests and the smaller accents that make your home truly unique. --Jhana Bach

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The Persian Dream Bedroom
The Persian Dream Bedroom
Caption reads: A sensuous, subtly colored, elegantly executed Persian miniature, magically transformed into wallpaper, provides the decorating keynote for this master bedroom. The rose petal pink in the wallpaper is repeated throughout the room--in the bedspread, the upholstery, even around the rims of the lampshades. The architectural shapes found in the wallpaper are used in the furniture--domes, turrets, doorways, and lacy screens are echoed by the finials of the bed, the openings of the bookcase, and the supports of the desk, shown at right. Other Oriental touches--the bamboo chair, the Chinese-style bedside tables, the figure of a Buddhist monk supporting the lamp, the Sinhalese bronzes displayed in the bookcase--all contribute to a feeling of exotic luxury. The white rug and furniture give an impression of serenity and space that harmonizes will with the dreamlike quality of the wallpaper.
Aladdin's lamp
Aladdin's lamp
Oriental lamp in a coffee house in old Istanbul. Ironically, the place is called Capetown and is decorated with interesting South African art and crafts - but this lamp didn't seem African to me. The crescent-and-star symbols make me think it's Turkish (and I've seen this style of lamps around town and in souvenir shops). It was nice, nonetheless - a little bi 'magic', so I took a shot...

oriental decorating style
oriental decorating style
Japan Style (Icons)
Tradition meets modernity in an ancient land.Fans of Japanese culture and aesthetics will revel in this inspirational book packed cover-to-cover with full page color photos of a wide range of homes and buildings across the islands of Japan, from traditional tatami to modern minimal. Beginning with a section on exteriors, replete with tranquil zen gardens, the book segues into interiors and ends with photos of details, giving readers a wellspring of ideas and the distinct sense that they have been briefly transported to the Land of the Rising Sun.