A sense of serenity gently trickles through these two modern Japanese style interiors, one large and luxurious, one small and neatly formed. A muted palette of cream, ivory, beige, and light wood tone creates calm cohesivity. Isolated appearances of colour shake up property number one, in the shape of an inviting blush pink sofa, coral pink accented wall art and an à la mode terrazzo bathroom design. Clusters of living greenery breathe life into beautiful vistas around the luxury pad, conjuring zen energy. Wood clad walls and smoothly concealed storage volumes line the walls of the second, narrow property, where a wall of textured tile adds a shimmering focal point.
Visualizer: Dulce In Piro
This contemporary urban home home is shaped with a beautiful Japanese essence that instils a peace and tranquility. The elegant interior features the spatial qualities of the Japanese style, creating a warm and relaxing environment. A plethora of indoor plants secure a revitalising connection between daily home life and the effects of nature.
A soft blush pink sofa creates gentle contrast with the green elements around the perimeter of the living room. A large living room rug spans the width of the room toward a second sofa in neutral cream upholstery. A modern round coffee table stylishly occupies the space between.
An open fireplace heats the large living room. A textural design creates a pale lace-like pattern across the chimney breast and flanking walls. Decorative vases cluster on the dark hearth.
An imperial bonsai tree grows inside an indoor courtyard, which is accessed via traditional Japanese Shōji screen doors. A second set of paper doors are situated on the opposite side of the indoor garden, allowing sunlight to gently filter in.
More indoor plant beds overspill at each side of a modern staircase design, which features cantilevered wood treads and clear glass balustrades.
An informal reading area has been fashioned right beside the doors that lead into the courtyard. When the Shōji screen doors are drawn back, the simple reading area gains spectacular scenery.
A paper bedroom pendant light suspends a delicate white orb against an entirely wood clad backdrop. Wood clad walls spread below the wood ceiling treatment, and mature indoor plants complement the natural tone. A thick bedroom rug is rolled out alongside a bedroom Chabudai table.
A set of two Zaisu floor chairs furnish the opposite side of the table.
Floating bookshelves serve as bedside tables.
The snug features a similar fireplace treatment to the main living room. The same lace-like wall treatment covers the chimney breast, but this time with a silver of terrazzo colouring each side.
A Chabudai table is placed by a large picture window with views of lush greenery.
Enchanting wall art brings in a coral pink accent.
Zabuton cushions gather at each side of the table.
An ultra modern computer chair furnishes the home office, where underlit wall shelves brighten a dark, moody workspace.
A fresh white sofa and small side table make up a comfortable reading nook by the window.
Red, yellow and blue chips dance across the terrazzo bathroom floor and walls, creating a joyous background for a black wall hung toilet and matching flush plate.
A small racetrack-shaped shelf holds soap dispensers by the sink.
Out on the terrace it’s party time. A long L-shaped couch makes room for company, and an outdoor bar serves up drinks long after closing time.
The blush pink accent that’s used inside of the home translates into four modern pink stools around the outdoor bar.
A fun pink vase adds a pop of coordinating colour onto the outdoor coffee table.
Visualizer: KPLV Studio
Located in Novosibirsk, Russia, this long and narrow home interior is warmly encased with smooth wooden elements, from wood wall cladding to unimposing, handle-free wood cabinet fronts.
A bonsai tree adds a majestic silhouette against the simple beige and wood tone room palette.
Shallow wooden cabinets are mounted above the couch, with six of the cabinet doors dedicated to a decorative Koi fish design.
Narrow shelving columns are built into small nooks around the room, taking advantage of every bit of available storage space.
Rich, natural wood flooring streaks wonderful wood grain down the length of the room, guiding the eye from the lounge to the kitchen.
A live-edge Chabudai table is pushed to one side of the room to save on valuable floor space. A couple of simple beige poufs tuck underneath.
A textured tile wall shimmers in the sunshine behind the table, creating a beautiful focal point for the living room.
The tile wall is also a practical wipe clean solution for the eating area.
The kitchen material palette blends subtly with the rest of the living room, achieving an easy flow.
Shallow wall cabinets fit flush up to the kitchen backsplash. Deeply framed base units conjure a Shōji door effect.
The wall units open in a unique shutter method that draws up to the ceiling line.
A rustic entryway bench stands against a wall of mirrors that reflects natural light from the living room and bedroom.
A large wall light spills illumination over one side of the pillows.
A globe lamp brightens the opposite side of the bed.
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