Interior Styles -
Shanghai Living

Current Interior design trends in Shanghai, China are typically luxurious, incorporating both classical and contemporary styles which are complimented by oriental features. Rich and warm schemes are more common, with the use of darker wood and deeper gold, black and brown hues. Our Shanghai styled home at Eliston Estate, the Redcliffe, channels a boutique hotel, with rich layers of neutral linens, greys and blacks contrasted by the rich walnut timber joinery. Crisp and neat, this look is quite formal with nods to oriental China.

  • Master Bedroom Master Bedroom
  • Ensuite Ensuite
  • Living Living
  • Kitchen Kitchen
  • Meals Meals

Sheers

Tying in beautifully with the black window frames we have chosen a black rod for our Adore ‘Hemp’ Sheers, part of the Victory Sheer Brilliance range.

Timber Artwork

Mixing up your artwork finishes will create a sense of depth and comfort to your Shanghai style. Here we’ve used a carved timber wall hanging in black lacquer

Pendant Lights

Keeping the lighting minimal and modern is the key in this Shanghai style. These LEDLux Panorama 1 light pendants (Beacon Lighting) provide direct task lighting and the black finish keeps them discreet.

Wallpaper

A deep and moody wallpaper was chosen for this Master Suite. Zepel, Casamance Select III Sequin D9790542. The dark black colour draws your eye straight to the bedhead wall, creating a dramatic look.

Artwork

We’ve chosen to use abstract art printed on canvas and framed. By avoiding glass in this front room, you eliminate reflections and glare.

Bedhead

Our luxurious custom bedhead has been made from a rich charcoal velvet with feature buttons.

Accessories

This contemporary Master suite is complimented by classic oriental features like this carved wood accessory.

Linen & Throws

Shanghai styled interiors channel boutique hotels, rich layers of neutral linens and throws. Crisp and neatly tucked this look is quite formal.

Bedside Tables

Introducing Black lacquered furniture is a must. Choose pieces with fine detail and beautiful craftmanship.

Carpet

Setting a luxurious backdrop to these stunning interiors is the Royal Plush ‘Vintage Cream’ carpet from FlooringXtra.

Main Wall Colour

Dulux ‘Whisper White’ SW1C2

Window Frames

Choosing black for your window frames will frame your outside view, bringing the greenery in your yard into your home.

Master Bedroom
  • Sheers

    Tying in beautifully with the black window frames we have chosen a black rod for our Adore ‘Hemp’ Sheers, part of the Victory Sheer Brilliance range.

    Sheers
  • Timber Artwork

    Mixing up your artwork finishes will create a sense of depth and comfort to your Shanghai style. Here we’ve used a carved timber wall hanging in black lacquer

    Timber Artwork
  • Pendant Lights

    Keeping the lighting minimal and modern is the key in this Shanghai style. These LEDLux Panorama 1 light pendants (Beacon Lighting) provide direct task lighting and the black finish keeps them discreet.

    Pendant Lights
  • Wallpaper

    A deep and moody wallpaper was chosen for this Master Suite. Zepel, Casamance Select III Sequin D9790542. The dark black colour draws your eye straight to the bedhead wall, creating a dramatic look.

    Wallpaper
  • Artwork

    We’ve chosen to use abstract art printed on canvas and framed. By avoiding glass in this front room, you eliminate reflections and glare.

    Artwork
  • Bedhead

    Our luxurious custom bedhead has been made from a rich charcoal velvet with feature buttons.

    Bedhead
  • Accessories

    This contemporary Master suite is complimented by classic oriental features like this carved wood accessory.

    Accessories
  • Linen & Throws

    Shanghai styled interiors channel boutique hotels, rich layers of neutral linens and throws. Crisp and neatly tucked this look is quite formal.

    Linen & Throws
  • Bedside Tables

    Introducing Black lacquered furniture is a must. Choose pieces with fine detail and beautiful craftmanship.

    Bedside Tables
  • Carpet

    Setting a luxurious backdrop to these stunning interiors is the Royal Plush ‘Vintage Cream’ carpet from FlooringXtra.

    Carpet
  • Main Wall Colour

    Dulux ‘Whisper White’ SW1C2

    Main Wall Colour
  • Window Frames

    Choosing black for your window frames will frame your outside view, bringing the greenery in your yard into your home.

    Window Frames

Main Wall Colour

Dulux ‘Whisper White’ SW1C2

Window Furnishings

A simple White timber venetian is a great option for the smaller ensuite windows. Practical and easy to keep clean.

Bench Top

Laminex ‘Natural Walnut’ 068

Wall Tiles

By using the ‘Kalkaria Grey Cb-Porc Lap Rect 298x598’ tile we’ve incorporating the natural look of rugged stone into our ensuite, a key design element in the Shanghai look.

Tapware

Alder Alto Chrome Basin Mixer

Basins

Raymour Amethyst Square Inset basin.

Handles

Tying in with the black accents we’ve used in the Master Suite, these contemporary black handles from Hafele sit perfectly on the rich timber cabinetry. 110.34.355 (172mm) matt balack.

Vanity Doors

Richer or warmer schemes are more common in Shanghai, with use of darker wood and black accents. We have chosen to use the beautiful ‘Natural Walnut’ 068 Laminate from Laminex on the vanity doors and benchtop.

Flowers

Potted phalaenopsis orchids are a beautiful way to bring life into a room. Sitting tall and pretty in the centre of this ensuite.

Floor Tiles

By using the ‘Kalkaria Grey Cb-Porc Lap Rect 298x598’ tile we’ve incorporating the natural look of rugged stone into our ensuite, a key design element in the Shanghai look.

Ensuite
  • Main Wall Colour

    Dulux ‘Whisper White’ SW1C2

    Main Wall Colour
  • Window Furnishings

    A simple White timber venetian is a great option for the smaller ensuite windows. Practical and easy to keep clean.

    Window Furnishings
  • Bench Top

    Laminex ‘Natural Walnut’ 068

    Bench Top
  • Wall Tiles

    By using the ‘Kalkaria Grey Cb-Porc Lap Rect 298x598’ tile we’ve incorporating the natural look of rugged stone into our ensuite, a key design element in the Shanghai look.

    Wall Tiles
  • Tapware

    Alder Alto Chrome Basin Mixer

    Tapware
  • Basins

    Raymour Amethyst Square Inset basin.

    Basins
  • Handles

    Tying in with the black accents we’ve used in the Master Suite, these contemporary black handles from Hafele sit perfectly on the rich timber cabinetry. 110.34.355 (172mm) matt balack.

    Handles
  • Vanity Doors

    Richer or warmer schemes are more common in Shanghai, with use of darker wood and black accents. We have chosen to use the beautiful ‘Natural Walnut’ 068 Laminate from Laminex on the vanity doors and benchtop.

    Vanity Doors
  • Flowers

    Potted phalaenopsis orchids are a beautiful way to bring life into a room. Sitting tall and pretty in the centre of this ensuite.

    Flowers
  • Floor Tiles

    By using the ‘Kalkaria Grey Cb-Porc Lap Rect 298x598’ tile we’ve incorporating the natural look of rugged stone into our ensuite, a key design element in the Shanghai look.

    Floor Tiles

Cushions

Incorporate oriental patterns in neutral colours when selecting cushions for your living sofa.

Classic Sofa

This luxurious classic sofa with linen fabric and feature black pipping, pairs beautifully with the high-end fabrics used on the cushions. Creating a Shanghai boutique hotel feel.

Main Wall Colour

Dulux ‘Whisper White’ SW1C2

Pelmets

Include structured pelmets above your alfresco doors. They create a seamless look and hide any blinds that might be needed for privacy Fabric used here is from Wortley, Shannon in ‘Oyster’ colour.

Wall Light

Subtle diffused light is provided by the ‘Dion’ indoor wall light from About Space.

Plants

Be sure to include large potted plants into your Shanghai style. These faux bamboo plants are perfect for injecting life into any room.

Joinery

Sleek and sophisticated…. Built in joinery in Laminex ‘Natural Waalnut’ opt for a handle less look.

Rug

Introduce a rug to soften the harsh surfaces of a tiled living room. This beautiful rug is 2mtrs x 3mtrs and we’ve chosen a neutral tone with a high/low pattern.

Floor Tiles

By using the ‘Kalkaria Grey Cb-Porc Lap Rect 298x598’ tile we’ve incorporating the natural look of rugged stone into the home, a key design element in the Shanghai look.

Accessories

Don’t be scared to add in classic oriental features from your travels like this beautiful urn.

Coffee Table

This highly textured carved wooden coffee table is the centre piece of the living room. Traditional in nature it pairs beautifully with the classic and luxurious sofa.

Living
  • Cushions

    Incorporate oriental patterns in neutral colours when selecting cushions for your living sofa.

    Cushions
  • Classic Sofa

    This luxurious classic sofa with linen fabric and feature black pipping, pairs beautifully with the high-end fabrics used on the cushions. Creating a Shanghai boutique hotel feel.

    Classic Sofa
  • Main Wall Colour

    Dulux ‘Whisper White’ SW1C2

    Main Wall Colour
  • Pelmets

    Include structured pelmets above your alfresco doors. They create a seamless look and hide any blinds that might be needed for privacy Fabric used here is from Wortley, Shannon in ‘Oyster’ colour.

    Pelmets
  • Wall Light

    Subtle diffused light is provided by the ‘Dion’ indoor wall light from About Space.

    Wall Light
  • Plants

    Be sure to include large potted plants into your Shanghai style. These faux bamboo plants are perfect for injecting life into any room.

    Plants
  • Joinery

    Sleek and sophisticated…. Built in joinery in Laminex ‘Natural Waalnut’ opt for a handle less look.

    Joinery
  • Rug

    Introduce a rug to soften the harsh surfaces of a tiled living room. This beautiful rug is 2mtrs x 3mtrs and we’ve chosen a neutral tone with a high/low pattern.

    Rug
  • Floor Tiles

    By using the ‘Kalkaria Grey Cb-Porc Lap Rect 298x598’ tile we’ve incorporating the natural look of rugged stone into the home, a key design element in the Shanghai look.

    Floor Tiles
  • Accessories

    Don’t be scared to add in classic oriental features from your travels like this beautiful urn.

    Accessories
  • Coffee Table

    This highly textured carved wooden coffee table is the centre piece of the living room. Traditional in nature it pairs beautifully with the classic and luxurious sofa.

    Coffee Table

Overhead Cabinetry

Laminex ‘Natural Walnut’ 068

Splashback Tile

The stunning ‘Touchstone Nero DC-Porc Honed Text Rect 73x298’ tile used on this splashback. (1000518)

Main Wall Colour

Dulux ‘Whisper White’ SW1C2

Feature Lighting

Keeping the lighting minimal and modern is the key in this Shanghai style. The LEDLux Surface 150mm downlight (Beacon Lighting) in the kitchen and the Tuba Pendant 900mm 1 light pendants in the Meals (About Space) provide direct task lighting and the black finish keeps them discreet.

Sheers

Tying in beautifully with the black window frames we have chosen a black rod for our Adore ‘Hemp’ Sheers, part of the Victory Sheer Brilliance range.

Wallpaper

Subtle texture was added to the Meals walls by installing Unique Fabrics Arte, Lino, Gioco (40523) Wallpaper.

Stone Benchtops

Break away from the norm and include this show stopping dark Caesarstone benchtop in Raven colour.

Bar Stools

Contrasting beautifully with the rich timber joinery are these leather strap bar stools

Floor Tiles

Beaumont tiles ‘Kalkaria Grey Cb-Porc Lap Rect 298x598’ tiles with colour matched Misty Grey 241 grout.

Basic Cabinetry

Don’t be afraid to include a feature laminate on your island bench. Laminex ‘Natural Walnut’

Appliances

Included in your gorgeous T Range home is the Technika B9GEFTSS-5 Upright Stainless Steel Cooker and FHEE26A9S-2 Glass and Stainless Steel Rangehood.

Handles

Tying in with the black elements we’ve used throughout this home, these contemporary handles from Hafele sit perfectly on the rich timber and white cabinetry. 110.34.355 (172mm) matt black.

Kitchen
  • Overhead Cabinetry

    Laminex ‘Natural Walnut’ 068

    Overhead Cabinetry
  • Splashback Tile

    The stunning ‘Touchstone Nero DC-Porc Honed Text Rect 73x298’ tile used on this splashback. (1000518)

    Splashback Tile
  • Main Wall Colour

    Dulux ‘Whisper White’ SW1C2

    Main Wall Colour
  • Feature Lighting

    Keeping the lighting minimal and modern is the key in this Shanghai style. The LEDLux Surface 150mm downlight (Beacon Lighting) in the kitchen and the Tuba Pendant 900mm 1 light pendants in the Meals (About Space) provide direct task lighting and the black finish keeps them discreet.

    Feature Lighting
  • Sheers

    Tying in beautifully with the black window frames we have chosen a black rod for our Adore ‘Hemp’ Sheers, part of the Victory Sheer Brilliance range.

    Sheers
  • Wallpaper

    Subtle texture was added to the Meals walls by installing Unique Fabrics Arte, Lino, Gioco (40523) Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper
  • Stone Benchtops

    Break away from the norm and include this show stopping dark Caesarstone benchtop in Raven colour.

    Stone Benchtops
  • Bar Stools

    Contrasting beautifully with the rich timber joinery are these leather strap bar stools

    Bar Stools
  • Floor Tiles

    Beaumont tiles ‘Kalkaria Grey Cb-Porc Lap Rect 298x598’ tiles with colour matched Misty Grey 241 grout.

    Floor Tiles
  • Basic Cabinetry

    Don’t be afraid to include a feature laminate on your island bench. Laminex ‘Natural Walnut’

    Basic Cabinetry
  • Appliances

    Included in your gorgeous T Range home is the Technika B9GEFTSS-5 Upright Stainless Steel Cooker and FHEE26A9S-2 Glass and Stainless Steel Rangehood.

    Appliances
  • Handles

    Tying in with the black elements we’ve used throughout this home, these contemporary handles from Hafele sit perfectly on the rich timber and white cabinetry. 110.34.355 (172mm) matt black.

    Handles

Timber Feature Art

Mixing up your artwork finishes will create a sense of depth and comfort to your Shanghai style. Here we’ve used a carved timber wall hanging in black lacquer

Pendant Light

Keeping the lighting minimal and modern is the key in this Shanghai style. We’ve used 3 of the Tuba Pendant 900mm 1 light pendants in the Meals (About Space) to provide direct task lighting.

Sheers

Tying in beautifully with the black window frames we have chosen a black rod for our Adore ‘Hemp’ Sheers, part of the Victory Sheer Brilliance range.

Wallpaper

Subtle texture was added to the Meals walls by installing Unique Fabrics Arte, Lino, Gioco (40523) Wallpaper.

Foliage

Be sure to include large potted plants into your Shanghai style. These faux yucca plants are perfect for injecting life into any room.

Accessories

Don’t be scared to add in classic oriental features from your travels like this beautiful bust and lantern.

Chairs

These classic cane armchairs make a beautiful statement in the meals area of our Shanghai styled home.

Floor Tiles

Beaumont tiles ‘Kalkaria Grey Cb-Porc Lap Rect 298x598’ tiles with colour matched Misty Grey 241 grout.

Carpet

Setting a luxurious backdrop to these stunning interiors is the Royal Plush ‘Vintage Cream’ carpet from FlooringXtra.

Meals
  • Timber Feature Art

    Mixing up your artwork finishes will create a sense of depth and comfort to your Shanghai style. Here we’ve used a carved timber wall hanging in black lacquer

    Timber Feature Art
  • Pendant Light

    Keeping the lighting minimal and modern is the key in this Shanghai style. We’ve used 3 of the Tuba Pendant 900mm 1 light pendants in the Meals (About Space) to provide direct task lighting.

    Pendant Light
  • Sheers

    Tying in beautifully with the black window frames we have chosen a black rod for our Adore ‘Hemp’ Sheers, part of the Victory Sheer Brilliance range.

    Sheers
  • Wallpaper

    Subtle texture was added to the Meals walls by installing Unique Fabrics Arte, Lino, Gioco (40523) Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper
  • Foliage

    Be sure to include large potted plants into your Shanghai style. These faux yucca plants are perfect for injecting life into any room.

    Foliage
  • Accessories

    Don’t be scared to add in classic oriental features from your travels like this beautiful bust and lantern.

    Accessories
  • Chairs

    These classic cane armchairs make a beautiful statement in the meals area of our Shanghai styled home.

    Chairs
  • Floor Tiles

    Beaumont tiles ‘Kalkaria Grey Cb-Porc Lap Rect 298x598’ tiles with colour matched Misty Grey 241 grout.

    Floor Tiles
  • Carpet

    Setting a luxurious backdrop to these stunning interiors is the Royal Plush ‘Vintage Cream’ carpet from FlooringXtra.

    Carpet

Create the Look

01

Begin with a neutral palette. Keeping carpets luxurious and tiles in natural stone textures.

02

Accent with black…lighting, furniture pieces and window frames.

03

Mix up your artwork finishes, carved timber, box framed canvas prints and fabric wall hangings.

04

Incorporate traditional foliage, think potted bamboo and orchids.

See this look on Display

Redcliffe 27

24 – 30 Waterman Drive,
Clyde, 3978
Eliston Estate

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