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7 Asian-Inspired Homes

Handpicked furniture and well-thought-out design complete these houses


Homes with Asian style instantly evoke a calming vibe. These spaces serve as the perfect refuge after a long, tiring day at work. To make the Asian style work, some showcase décor pieces reminiscent of Asian countries while there are some who simply incorporate oriental elements into their house’s structure – like shoji (panels with translucent paper) and tea windows.

If you’re considering an Asian style for your dream home, you need to achieve just the right balance by picking the right pieces and color palette. Here are eight homes with distinct interiors that may just help you.

Asian Furniture in a Renovated Home in Paranaque

Moving into a new two-storey home and decorating the place didn’t pose any problem for the owner of this home. She filled the house with her collection of Asian furniture which she was able to gather after living in Hong Kong and then in Singapore for 20 years.

Area we love: The Red Dining Room

 The space highlights a fiery red wall that serves as a great accent color. Elements such as lantern-like lighting fixtures and the furniture pieces complete the contemporary Asian vibe.

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A 200sqm Home with Asian Style Designer Pieces and Kids’ Handiwork

This home was also inspired by the owner’s time living in Singapore and Indonesia. The entire property is washed in neutral but cozy beige and it showcases an airy living room with double-volume ceiling, an open kitchen and dining area, a den, and two bedrooms. The furnishings are an eclectic mix of investment pieces and bargain finds.

Area we love: The Dining Area

 This space highlights different pieces with different influences. The dining set, a gift from the owner’s parents, was refinished with black lacquer. The Tomlinson Collection cabinet and the light fixture from Keystone Lamps add to the Asian theme of the house.

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A Two-Bedroom Condo with Asian Antiques and Maximalist Style

Even with only 80sqm to work with, the owner of this condo unit was still able to execute the maximalist style that he wanted. The two-bedroom unit has a complex statement reminiscent of temples and street corner opium dens. The small space is filled with antiques and furniture pieces bought from flea markets and thrift shops.

Area we love: The Living Area

Instead of the usual center table, the owner opted to add an old Chinese bed topped with Italian glass lamps in the living area.

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A Three-Storey Home Showcases and Asian Heritage

This family home pays homage to the owner’s cultural roots. The owner, who is part Thai and part Chinese, chose white paint for the whole house which serves as a blank canvas where they can display the numerous artworks the family collected.

Area we love: The Living Area

 One wouldn’t miss the giant capiz ball hanging from the ceiling. The said piece was bought for less than five thousand pesos from Quiapo. At the center of the living area is a daybed by Budji Layug.

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A Contemporary Asian Starter Home

The living area of this house highlights a white space that speaks of a Zen vibe. Architectural details like casement windows with black frames, floating wood staircase, and huge windows invite you to live in it. The décor pieces support the Asian theme – all of which are reasonably-priced or sent by relatives.

Area we love: The Master Bedroom

 The big planks used in the room came from the flooring of the owners’ original house. The cozy spot at the foot of the bed with a Bamboo mat, and comfy pillows give the space a distinct Asian feel.

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A Modern Japanese Themed Home

The owners of this home were able to achieve a simple design with clean lines which gives off a serene and calming feel. The house has a modern Japanese style with dark hardwood, shoji (panels with translucent paper), and tea windows. Over two months, the traditional 1970s bungalow was streamlined while the completion of furniture pieces took two years.

Area we love: The Zen Garden

The porch gives a perfect view of the garden. It has slat wooden flooring, circular lighting, and Japanese art-inspired curtains. The garden provides the perfect spot for meditation and down time.

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Asian Design for an 82sqm Mandaluyong Condo

With 82sqm to work with, the owner was able to achieve an elegant and sophisticated appeal for his unit with an Asian Maximalist style. In the living room, a large nature aquarium adds a calming effect. To complete the home, a color scheme of beige and white was used.

Area we love: The Foyer

 The huge mirror gives an illusion of a much bigger space. To complete the Asian theme, the space has a Buddha figure, a tray for the different Asian scents, and an Ifugao low stool that holds the kettle bell weights.

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