The shared public space at Smithfield Cottage makes use of the home's original design features like an ornate Chinoiserie wooden mantel that includes two nooks for lamps. Asian details were a common motif in the Victorian era, with the opening of China and Japan to the West, and designer Glenn Wallace has played up that historic feature in contemporary Asian elements throughout the home.
To complete the captivating design in Las Vegas' Mandarin Oriental, décor was flown in from all corners of the globe, giving the condo a worldly feel in a city known as the world's playground. Among the dozens of one-of-a-kind pieces include Italian-sourced hand painted aluminum panels covering the bar front and a six-foot terra cotta Hun statue from China.
Asian Style Living Room with Candlelit Fireplace Mantle
A sheer panel between the fireplace and sitting area helps create a separate, yet open, effect within this Asian living room. Warm candles line the neutral and mosaic tile fireplace floor, while a dark cherry wood coffee table is paired with black floor pillows to provide a cozy space for casual entertaining.
Living Room Embraces Wine Country Vistas, Wabi-Sabi Tradition
Glass doors slide to open the inviting living room up to the exterior deck, which enjoys views of the surrounding wine country of Sonoma County. The homeowners also maintain a home in Tokyo, and the Japanese tradition of wabi-sabi, or the art of embracing imperfection, is at play in elements throughout the home, such as the stacked stone feature wall surrounding the modern fireplace.
This Asian-inspired media room is both sleek and comfortable. The cabinetry, with recessed lighting, allows for easy access to media and storage, but is easily concealed when reading a book or entertaining guests. The zebra wood drawer faces and Asian-inspired coffee table provide a world traveler feel to the room. Faded burgundy sofas are arranged around a square wood coffee table accessorized with two small elephant statues.
A relaxing sectional sofa sits cozily in this neutral toned Asian-style living room. A large green curtain and wooden coffee table give the room an earthy feel, while red and orange pops of color keep the space exciting.
Zen-Inspired Dining and Living Room With Circular Chandeliers
These combined dining and living room spaces lend a Zen-like vibe with their light wood paneled vaulted ceiling, neutral stone fireplace and caramel colored leather armchairs and dining chairs. Circular chandeliers add a contemporary accent, while pops of red –– as seen in the sofa –– provide a bit of color.
Modern Asian Living Room With Beige Sectional and Red Wall
A red wall, symbolic of good luck in Chinese tradition, anchors this living area. Low, neutral furniture with built-in side tables sits above a silk handmade Cha-Cha rug by Formaonline.com. Artwork by the architect provides a finishing touch.
A favorite feature of this high rise condo kitchen is the full size keg with brass gold hardware. If someone is ever lucky enough to see this high-rise jewel, it may not be a bad idea to toast the town from the fourteen-foot custom bar with floor-to-ceiling windows. Viva Las Vegas!