Chinese Style: Living in Beauty and Prosperity

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Chinese Style: Living in Beauty and Prosperity shows how to transform, or simply add a touch of Chinese style. China has long captivated the world's imagination with visions of softly rustling silks, delicately fragrant teas, exquisitely fine porcelain, and elegant lacquered furniture. Take the popular decorating concept of Feng Shui to a whole new level with authentic information on how to create a Chinese aesthetic! Learn how to alleviate clutter and increase the flow of chi, the universal life force; discover creative new ways of integrating Chinese furniture and decorative arts to today's more flexible decorating styles; and stroll through a rich collection of images from homes, museums, and galleries. Also included are interviews with Chinese antique and style experts, thorough research, and everything you need to know to achieve an energizing and nurturing sanctuary.
Chinese Style covers:
What is Chinese style?
China's export trade: then and now
How to avoid fakes poised as antiques
Poetic imagery as design symbols
Rooms that welcome and entertain: sharing public space
Rooms that nurture and heal: sharing sacred space
Vignettes from the heart room: where memories thrive
Plus, a glossary, selected bibliography, resource section, and more!

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Chinese Style: Living in Beauty and Prosperity
By Sunamita Lim
With a foreword by Clodagh, President, Clodagh Design, Clodagh Signature, Clodagh Collection
In this beautifully illustrated book with its clear, minimal prose, you will learn how to transform an entire home or simply add a touch of Chinese style to a single room to enhance your living space. China has long captivated the world's imagination with visions of softly rustling silks, delicately fragrant teas, exquisitely fine porcelain, and elegant lacquered furniture. Now you can take the best of traditional Chinese style elements and combine them with modern styles and concepts to create the perfect rooms for living in beauty, harmony, and prosperity.
This book teaches the elements of Chinese style, how to alleviate clutter an increase the flow of chi, the universal life force, and how to avoid fake furniture and decorative objects posing as antiques. It also illuminates the rich symbolism embedded in Chinese style and how this symbolism gives added layers of meaning to your environment, whether it is through a pair of cranes rendered in bronze or a dragon painted on a wedding cabinet. Colors have deep meaning in Chinese style as well, and you will learn the use of different colors and the feelings and symbolism they evoke for your home.
Filled with images of beauty that will inspire, the text is interspersed with information from interviews with Chinese antique and style experts, thorough research, and everything you need to know to achieve an energizing and nurturing sanctuary. With Chinese Style: Living in Beauty and Prosperity, you can create nurturing public spaces, private spaces, and sacred spaces in your home.

About the Author:

Sunamita Lim is a freelance writer and past editor of the art/design magazine Santa Fe Trend. Lim is the author of Chinese Style: Living in Beauty and Prosperity and resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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