Set the scene for a peaceful sleeping space with a soothing combination of pale jade and blossom pink, while teaming fretwork accessories with Chinoiserie-style prints in cool pastel tones for a clean, sophisticated look.
Chinoiserie double duvet set, £12; peony cushion, £8; both Heiwa range, George Home
Accessorise with motifs of cranes and dragonflies in crisp white
Heron ring holder, £6; dragonfly vase, £8; both George Home
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The delicate jade colourway creates a serene feel
Chinoiserie double duvet set, £12, Heiwa range, George Home
Beautiful blooms that will last
Faux magnolia in a glass vase, £45, Next
Let it glow
Metal tealight holder, £9, Butterfly Home range, Debenhams
Birds of Paradise
Opt for graceful patterns in soft, chalky shades
Bird-print cushion, £20, Linea range, House of Fraser
Twice as nice
An extra bulb in the cutout base casts aninteresting shadow
Duo table lamp, £69, Very
Breakfast in bed
Remove this side table's tray to carry a cuppa
Gary Black metal side table, Maisons du Monde
EASTERN FUSION NEED TO KNOW
THE STORY High-street designers being influenced by the traditional art and crafts of Japan and China.
WHY WE LOVE IT The shapes are simple enough to work into any style; the look's illustrated sketchbook and fretwork patterns are timeless, while the colours are beautifully soft
HOW TO USE IT These pieces are easy to work into an existing scheme. A printed bed linen will work well in both contemporary and shabby-chic bedrooms: look for sets in pale jade, or white and steel blue. Layer in accents of blossom pink and with cushions or faux flower stems, then add an armchair or chest of drawers in charcoal for a contemporary element. To give the look a glamorous edge, mix in antique brass or mirrored finishes.
WHO'S DOING IT House of Fraser has explored this look in its Ceremony range, where t he pale greens and soft peach tones seen in traditional Chinoiserie prints have been reworked into contemporary tableware designs. Also at House of Fraser, the Livingby Christiane Lemieux range uses cranes as a motif for its bold Hiroto bed linen. The wallpaper and window treatments in Next's Nara range celebrate painterly florals in striking black and heron blue, while the company's Nihon range includes a traditional-style decorative screen.
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Ginevra Benedetti has been the Deputy Editor of Ideal Home magazine since 2021. With a career in magazines spanning nearly twenty years, she has worked for the majority of the UK’s interiors magazines, both as staff and as a freelancer. She first joined the Ideal Home team in 2011, initially as the Deputy Decorating Editor and has never left! She currently oversees the publication of the brand’s magazine each month, from planning through to publication, editing, writing or commissioning the majority of the content.
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