For many people changing seasons is a time of reflection, a reminder that life is an endless cycle. Spring brings a sense of renewal and change, but also makes us reflect on all that has passed and consider what may come. Eastern spiritual traditions tell us that soothing greens and golds help us in the process of introspection, allowing us to get in touch with our deeper thoughts.
Our popular Memories of Shalimar collection, shimmering with these colors, lends itself to easy eastern inspired decor. Eastern aesthetics by their very refined Zen nature, tend to instill feelings of tranquility and serenity in a home. Today, we’ll see how this print can be used to do that in a home office, and then into your family room space. This design, as all of our Saffron Marigold linens, is hand printed on soft, high-grade cotton. As a result, the sheer curtain panels will drape beautifully, and move perfectly in the breeze. Our Euro Shams and all other bedding are soft to the touch, and will retain their gorgeous colors over time.
Ideas for a Tranquil Home Office
Many of us work from home these days, and we know that a soothing workspace atmosphere absolutely makes a difference to our productivity. Here’s a little inspiration for an Asian inspired home office! In this scenario, I’ve chosen to use natural fibers such as linen, seagrass and wicker to create a soft, organic feel, complementing the Memories of Shalimar curtains.
A gold mirror highlights the gold embellishment on the curtain panels. The espresso desk and chair are simple and functional, and tie into the bit of chocolate brown in Memories of Shalimar. Finally, pops of complementary pink brighten the space and make it fully say: Springtime.
If you’re ready for a tranquil office makeover, click here to order our Memories of Shalimar sheer cotton curtain panels.
1. Memories of Shalimar swatch – Saffron Marigold; 2. Bone Sunburst Mirror, Ballard Designs; 3. Blossom Stockholm Desktop Accessories – The Container Store; 4. Sedona Totes – Crate and Barrel; 5. Two-piece Desk and Chair set – World Market; 6. Linen Pinboard – Pottery Barn; 7. Sea Grass Rug – Wisteria; 8. Potted Double Stem Kaleidoscope Orchid – ProFlowers
Ideas for Eastern Living Room Decor
Isn’t it nice that something as small as a pillow or a swatch of fabric can motivate the entire vibe in a room? In this case, our family room scenario is guided by the Memories of Shalimar Euro Sham. Add one of these large pillows to your couch, floor, or window seat, and you can immediately start building a look around it. As an added bonus, lean back against it, close your eyes and let your inner chakras awaken.
A deep chocolate color rules in this family room… it is relaxing, organic and oh, so rich. Along side these darker tones, pale spring greens just glow. Again, natural fibers, textures and materials are not just the epitome of Asian design, but ideal companions for our casual, global Saffron Marigold linens.
A pillow sham is a perfect introduction to Saffron Marigold. If you’d like to order a sham in our Memories of Shalimar print, click here.
1. Folding Resin Wicker chair, Hayneedle; 2. Peacock Guard Mirror – Novica; 3. Rose of Sharon Grand Vase – Anthropologie; 4. Set of 2 Steel Fluted Round Barrels – Overstock; 5.Cebu Woven Screen – World Market; 6. Wicker Storage Basket – The Basket Lady; 7. Memories of Shalimar Euro Sham (detail) – Saffron Marigold; 8. National Geographic Bali Floor Lamp – Lamps Plus
Hope you’ve enjoyed these Spring decorating ideas for the office and family room! I know I always get inspired when I put them together. Try just a couple suggestions (baby steps!) and you’ll be on your way to a refreshed, global home. 🙂
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