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Oriental Living Room
Oriental Living Room
Room: Living Room
Colours: Red;
Style: Luxurious;
Budget: Medium
Programme: Housecall
Designer: Gordon Whistance;
Feature: Wedding chest
Bring the ancient of the orient into the 21st century with hot vibrant colours and simple designs.

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Wall paint
Wall paint
Paint the walls in red emulsion. Take a two foot square of high density foam and cut in to an oriental design. Using green emulsion mixed with high gloss acrylic varnish, apply paint to the foam stamp and then press onto the wall at regular intervals.
Lighting raft
Lighting raft
Using 12mm thick MDF cut six 70mm holes in the centre of a sheet. Place halogen downlighters in the holes and get an electrician to connect, then screw a hook into each corner of the sheet. Attach to the ceiling of the room with chain.
Ribbon Pictures
Ribbon Pictures
Stick 1½ inch black ribbon and confetti to a sheet of card to make it look like bamboo and petals. Then attach this to a simple black picture frame.
Vases
Vases
Use one large square vase and four small square vases, which should be placed inside the large vase. Then fill it with coloured sand. Top this off with coloured pebbles and add Gerbers and bear grass to finish.
Accessories
Accessories
Finish the room with tealights, floating candles and Bonsai trees
Wedding Chest
Wedding Chest
Find a second-hand tallboy in the shops. Attach a 60cm diameter circle to the front for handles. Paint the whole unit black and finish with a high gloss varnish. Paint the circle handles red and cover with gold leaf.
Shutters
Shutters
Make a framework from 2x1 wood to the size of 1 metre by 50 cm. Attach Jali fretwork to the centre. Then stick pleated turquoise silk material to the fretwork and hinge onto the window frame.
  Products   Paint   Brand   Dulux  
  Details   Red emulsion 29 YR 19/621   Cost   -  
  Supplier   All good DIY stores          
  Web/tel   www.dulux.co.uk          
  Products   Paint   Brand   Dulux  
  Details   Green emulsion 72 YY 47/743   Cost   -  
  Supplier   All good DIY stores          
  Web/tel   www.dulux.co.uk          
  Products   Paint   Brand   Dulux  
  Details   Black emulsion   Cost   -  
  Supplier   All good DIY stores          
  Web/tel   www.dulux.co.uk          
  Products   Fretwork   Brand   Jali  
  Details   Ethnic No 2172   Cost   prices vary depending on size  
  Supplier   Jali          
  Web/tel   www.jali.co.uk          
  Products   Coffee Table   Brand   -  
  Details   -   Cost   £800  
  Supplier   Renka          
  Web/tel   Tel: 0121 362 1545          
  Products   Kyoto Consul   Brand   ebony/brown  
  Details   -   Cost   £289  
  Supplier   Okra          
  Web/tel   www.okradirect.com          
  Products   Saltire low square table   Brand   ebony/brown  
  Details   -   Cost   £149  
  Supplier   Okra          
  Web/tel   www.okradirect.com          
  Products   Chinese wall hanging   Brand   -  
  Details   -   Cost   £159  
  Supplier   Okra          
  Web/tel   www.okradirect.com          
  Products   Ornamental horse   Brand   -  
  Details   -   Cost   £69  
  Supplier   Okra          
  Web/tel   www.okradirect.com          
  Products   Japanese prints   Brand   -  
  Details   Wood Cuts   Cost   £7 each  
  Supplier   Arc Prints          
  Web/tel   Tel: 0207 720 1628          
  Products   Accessories   Brand   -  
  Details   -   Cost   various  
  Supplier   Shanghai Tang          
  Web/tel   Tel: 0207 235 8778          
  Products   Accessories   Brand   -  
  Details   -   Cost   various  
  Supplier   T K Maxx          
  Web/tel   -          
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