Serenity. Calmness. Balance. The Asian influence on kitchens and bathrooms balances sleek, minimalist design that avoids excess and emphasizes the natural. Bamboos and natural stones calmly interact with warm neutrals and crisp whites, gently melding serenity with the exotic. It is this strong emphasis balance and harmony that is the essence of Asian influenced kitchens and bathrooms.

An Asian inspired design can fit in almost any household, but nowhere is this more prevalent than in the bathrooms. With its’ use of natural materials, clean lines and deliberate but gentle references to nature through the use of pebbles and falling water (or the appearance of using tile or other materials), a bathroom can be transformed into a tranquil, spa-like oasis that can be the perfect place to relax, unwind and rejuvenate after a long day. And it works just as well in the kitchen, albeit with a few more potential distractions.

You will find materials with a connection to the earth and the outdoors in any Asian inspired space, in keeping with the style’s understated look and feel. Glass with natural wood or bamboo edges or shoji style screen panels help connect the serenity and of the outdoors and fill the space with life and natural light.