Antique decor for Chinese New Year

By Alice Hancock,
30th January 2014 - 17:30
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Welcome the year of the horse in with pretty lanterns and antique-inspired pieces

Food is an important part of Chinese new year rituals with feasting representing wealth and prosperity 

An Oriental dinner: Fortune sticks after dinner game, £28, Orchid Furniture; Antique rice measures, £75, Shimu; Cotton Chinese robe napkins, £120, OKA

 

Shoot off firecrackers to send out the old year and welcome the new. Then head inside to warm up among fiery-coloured furniture.

In the red: 'Turandot' hand painted Chinese table lamp, £139, OKA; Hexagonal red lantern, £35, Orchid Furniture; Red calligraphy brushes, £25, Shimu; Red lacquer side cabinet, £695, Shimu

Bring a European twist to proceedings with Out There Interiors' fusion plates.

East meets West: Chinese European 'Fusion' fruit plate, £65 (left) and £35 (right), Out There Interiors on Not on the High Street

All the spring cleaning must be done before the new year begins for fear that the good fortune will be swept away.

Pretty spring pieces: Classic Chinese cabinet, £475, The Old Cinema; 1950s rose-patterned wastepaper bin lined with Chinese newspaper, £49, Orchid Furniture; Antique decorated elm picnic basket, £145, Orchid Furniture; Celadon glazed baluster jar with lid, £150, Indigo Antiques