An Asian-inspired sculpture and framed artwork are Zen counterpoints to the rustic console table, transitional sectional and coastal coral sculpture in this neutral living room. A mix of lighting gives you the option to alter to mood.
Designer Clinton Rice hunts at estate sales for Asian-inspired accessories and ceramic pieces, along with old books. He offers this advice for saving money: Go the first day — typically Thursday — but if you see something you like, wait for the weekend. That's when items are marked down by 25 percent or more. If it's meant to be, the item is meant for your mantel.
A canopy of soothing green bamboo leaves hangs over an outdoor shower area with hardwood ipe flooring. A Buddha sculpture enhances this outdoor area's calming ambiance, creating a tranquil escape from the surrounding bustle of New York City's Soho district.
French doors, sheer curtains and potted plants tie this breezy California dining room in with the surrounding landscape. Accessories including a tall, Asian sculpture and a pair of gold herons give the space a lush, exotic and finished feel. Upholstered arm chairs at the ends of the table are an unexpected touch.