The Approach: One Signature Piece
Some furnishings, such as this Asian-style daybed, are so distinctive that they deserve pride of place. Given an upbeat twist with Wedgwood blue paint and juxtaposed against a quiet background of neutral colors and minimal patterns, the daybed rules the room with an imperial air. It's so strong that the space reads as Eastern, even though it really isn't.
Spin the globe: A few simple swaps would give this room another level of pan-Asian flair. The sculpture hanging behind the daybed might give way to a Vietnamese woodblock print; the stools, to a pair of Indonesian rain drums. A Japanese basket light in place of the sconce would diversify the room's textures.