Back in 1980, Emissary pioneered the business of importing beautiful handcrafted home accents from villages all over Asia. In 1994, when the U.S. lifted its embargo on Vietnam, the company brought the first shipment of indoor and outdoor ceramics from the South Asian country to Savannah, Georgia. Today, discerning decorators look to Emissary as the authoritative source for items like glazed ceramic planters and garden seats from China and Vietnam. The company also produces a coveted collection of table lamps.
This curated selection of ceramics with an international flair features sculpture inspired by Tang Dynasty art, a pair of guardian lions, and a French-style antique-finish pot. There are drum stools, vases, and lamps, even figures of rams and shells, in both neutral tones and brighter hues ranging from glossy azure to mustard yellow.
Add touches of shimmer and light to your home with this collection of metallic furnishings and accessories. Silver is soothing: The silver-painted nightstands add a note of calm to bedrooms, and mirrored lamps provide glimmer to an otherwise dark corner. Gold, on the other hand, is regal and bold: Shake up a space with shimmering leather pillows, ornately framed mirrors, and — for your holiday table — china trimmed in gold and black.
Metallic accents pull a room together and give it polish (literally and figuratively). We’ve put together a mix of vases, bowls, candlesticks, and more here; all possess sculptural lines and uncommon details. And, by the way, don’t be afraid to choose both gold and silver tones — the art, after all, is in the mix.
Give your home an exotic air with these furnishings and accessories inspired by locales throughout Asia. Tenango’s antique cabinets, trunks, and tables have beautifully weathered finishes. Designer Richard Mishaan’s samurai costume photographs for Soicher Marin are full of color and personality. And, for the D.I.Y.-ers: Re-cover that chair with Robert Allen’s Ming-inspired fabric.