Talisman Trends: Modern Oriental


Modern Oriental design is imbued with a sense of calm serenity. A contemporary take on the traditional Far-Eastern aesthetic which holds imitable style and harmony. Noticeable for this theme is how seamlessly it can be fused with Mid-Century style - the two balance each other wonderfully. Placing key textural pieces with purpose against neutral backdrops (think Fromental) creates a peaceful resonance that is key to Modern Oriental style.



Credit: Candy & Candy



Credit: Fromental



Credit from top left clockwise: Brockton Capital - photographed by Bill Batten, Talisman Showroom – photographed by Bill Batten, Ken's Queensgate Apartment - photographed by David Brook, Talisman Showroom – photographed by Bill Batten, Ken’s Queensgate apartment – photographed by Paul Raeside for Architectural Digest, Talisman Showroom


Original pieces depict scenic landscape, opulent motifs and detailed decorations. Placing these pieces alongside solid neutrals can create a magnificent infusion of richness and flavour.



The incorporation of nature and organic materials is intrinsic to Modern Oriental design.



Don’t be afraid to work with powerful, vivacious colours placed in a purposeful manner.



‘Modern Oriental’, incorporates a fusion of several styles. From the innately minimalistic and zen Japanese style to the opulent and grand Chinese style. You can find a balance and harmony between the styles by indulging in key pieces that will not over complicate the interior.



And lastly it wouldn’t be ‘Modern Oriental’ without a splash of Chinoiserie; a French term that means “Chinese-esque,”. The pieces represent fanciful Chinese influences via imaginary and intricate designs. Chinoserie may involve a whimsical or flamboyant vibe and is most often found in embroideries or textiles, on furniture pieces (e.g. cabinet doors), or on porcelain objects.



We have an extensive collection on display within our Kings Road showroom. For any more information on the ‘Modern Oriental’ style, or any of the pieces featured above, please get in touch with one of our team, who would be happy to facilitate this for you: shop@talismanlondon.com