Year of the Rooster

Chinese New Year is always the perfect excuse to pick out some gorgeous oriental inspired interior designs schemes (out of the thousands out there) to showcase. I’m a huge fan of a touch of the orient within a modern rustic design scheme, it adds a feeling of wanderlust to a room which is particularly useful in our relaxed spaces…the bedroom or living room. In our living room we have a huge gloss black & brass Chinese wedding cabinet which hides the T.V, it is genuinely one of the only pieces in our home I can NEVER imagine being replaced…I love it!


I’ve long fantasised about birdcage lights (I found the most incredible wooden birdcage to convert in an antiques shop a few years back, the guy in the shop said it wasn’t for sale and I’ve never found one as stunning since, so there’s the reason I don’t have one…if you’re reading shop owner is it for sale yet??) How gorgeous is the entrance to the Whampoa Club Restaurant filled with black birdcage lighting and THAT chair?


Or a more colourful take on birdcage lighting is featured here in the awesomely named FOOK YEW restaurant in Jakarka. You can see the full restaurant tour here and it’s well worth a nosey as their decor is seriously good.


For a more calm approach at oriental rustic this contemporary bedroom decor is my favourite, with the rustic wooden elements and that intricate pattern framing the bed.


You can have a browse of the full scheme here.

How do you add a touch of the orient to your home? With a statement piece of furniture or a string of lantern fairy lights (I particularly like the ones pictured below from Lights 4 Fun) ? Let me know below & Happy Chinese New Year!


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Natalie Lockwood Interiors has been showcased at Grand Designs Live and Ideal Home Show as well as being featured in national newspapers and magazines.