Looking to beat the winter blahs? Why not liven up your interiors with some color and flair? Tucked away at Roma Lake in Shunyi is the second incarnation of Radiance, a home decor and furnishing shop that is sure to lift your spirits. You’ll find a variety of prints and patterns in every shade, and the stylish
Chinese-themed items will look just as good in special corners of your home as they do on the store’s display shelves.
The front of the shop is a haven of DIY interior decorating. Pick up pillowcases (from RMB 150 each) to give your living room an instant facelift, grab a lao Beijing coffee table book (RMB 340) to bring a bit of history into the house, or spruce up your dining room with a new tablecloth in a stylized Chinese pattern (RMB 365). Radiance can also customize tablecloths or runners, and it carries silverware and serving utensils from South Africa – great for adding a special touch to your holiday table.
The middle of the shop houses small knick-knacks that would be suitable as stocking stuffers. You can find items for a variety of ages. There is a memory game (RMB 100) for the little ones, trinket boxes for girls (RMB 100), fabric-covered drawing books (from RMB 25) for kids who enjoy doodling, and fabric laptop and iPad cases (RMB 60-180) for teenagers. Radiance also carries beautiful jewelry for women. For the man of the family, how about a retro aluminium mug with Mao’s portrait on it (RMB 35)?
If you are looking for something extra special, take a look at the extensive period furniture collection at the back. You will find everything from lamps to chairs, side tables, beds, and armoires. Both Chinese and Western pieces are available. Prices are provided upon request.
Tue-Sun 11am-7.30pm. South Bank of Roma Lake, Shunyi District (8049 6400, firstname.lastname@example.org) 顺义区罗马湖南岸
Photos by VivaXiao Photography Studio
This article originally appeared on p20 of the beijingkids November 2013 issue.
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