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Add a Touch of the Far East to Your Home's Style

Bring Asian style into your home decorating with our favorite picks for Asian-influenced furniture and accessories.

It’s easy to add international style to your home these days. There’s something from the Far East for everybody — whether you want a rustic piece made of natural materials or an elegant accent. In any case, the feeling of minimalist chic and harmony will inspire you.

This set of three Japanese nesting boxes features a natural bamboo weave with a hand-rubbed mahogany brown finish by artist Grace Feyock. From The Uttermost Company (www.uttermost.com).

Rosewood butterfly

Sori Yanagi’s butterfly stool of rosewood has been called "haiku in plywood" and marries ancient Japanese forms with modern Western materials. Available from Design Within Reach (www.dwr.com).

Silk that glows

Silk lanterns from Vietnam come in beautiful organic shapes (cocoon, diamond) and colors (ivory, orange) and are sure to light up your life. Also available in linen. From Asian Design House (www.asiandesignhouse.com).

Hanging around

These stylized renderings of Asian women, landscapes, wildlife or warriors are created by hand in the batik style. Available in a variety of sizes and styles of wall hangings from Oriental Outpost (www.orientaloutpost.com).

Go fish

A rustic caramel and sage green glaze grace this ceramic finish by artist Billy Moon. The fish is an Asian symbol of good luck. Available at www.uttermost.com.

Fusion pillows

With modern silhouettes against ancient backdrops, these Ginza pillows from Pier 1 (www.pier1.com) are a great mix of contemporary and traditional Chinese imagery.

Screen scene

Paneled screens, either in paper or painted or carved wood, are signature Asian accents. This floral painted screen from the Guangdong Province in China is available from Pacific Imports (www.pacificimports.com). Other styles are available.

Oriental chest

A reproduction Chinese antique chest in signature red can fit in with any décor. Available through designers and furniture dealers from Furniture Classics Limited (www.Furnitureclassicsltd.com).

Artful noise

Accents are part of what makes your home unique, and Storehouse (www.storehouse.com) has a large selection of Asian artifacts that’ll do the trick from a wood cart wheel from Thailand to this tabletop gong.

Japanese vessel

The floral design on this Japanese handpainted ceramic vase from Target’s (www.target.com) Global Bazaar collection is subtle and sweet. A great addition to your vase collection.

Ginger classic

In a blue and white leaf pattern, this ginger jar vase from Mango Road (www.mangoroad.com) is a Chinese classic.

Grand emperor

What a great name for a dramatic lamp that’s almost six feet tall. The unique double-cross patter and special rice paper combine attractive style and soft light. From www.japanshoji.com.

Medicine chest

Chinese medicine cabinets, with their handy little drawers and cubbies, bring charm and function to any room. This 41-drawer version is a reproduction in warm brown with brass accents. From www.orientalfurniture.com.

Chinese modern

Target’s (www.target.com) Asian dark wood accent table has modern style with flared legs, a front skirt and square-edged corners. The recessed surface can hold one of your favorite collections.

Red reflections

Feng shui masters use the color red to generate the flow of "chi" or energy in a room. Just looking at this handpainted Tao wooden mirror from Pier 1 (www.pier1.com) makes us feel all good inside already.

Bright bamboo

Bamboo from Thailand and Vietnam is available in all its forms—raw, polished, colored and lacquered—and in a variety of trays and bowls from Asian Design House (www.asiandesignhouse.com). These mango-shaped trays are a delightful and useful home accent.

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