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Trending on Remodelista: Minimalist Design from Japan, Five Ways

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Trending on Remodelista: Minimalist Design from Japan, Five Ways

February 9, 2018

In search of soulful, simple design that looks good in any setting, the Remodelista editors this week discovered new ideas from Japan. Here are five to steal for your own interiors.

Hollywood-Style Zen

Above: Overlooking Carbon Beach in Malibu, California, Nobu Ryokan is a reinterpretation of the ryokan, a traditional Japanese spa-like inn. Photograph by Laure Joliet. See more in this week’s Lodging post.

A muted and neutral palette prevails, Julie writes: “The goal is to channel omotenashi, the elusive Japanese art of ‘selfless’ hospitality.”

Japanese Countertop Appliances

Alexa sleuths out \15 hard-to-source Japanese countertop appliances (including this electric kettle) that are available in the US in this week&#8\2\17;s Appliances post.
Above: Alexa sleuths out 15 hard-to-source Japanese countertop appliances (including this electric kettle) that are available in the US in this week’s Appliances post.

Wooden Crate Shelving

Above: Try this at home: Stacked wooden crates create instant shelving.

Julie discovered a simple DIY shelving hack at Box Hotel in Japan. Stacked on their sides, wooden crates become shelves for “a collection of Japanese wares and bags of Arabica Kyoto coffee.” See more at A New Boutique Hotel with Views of Lake Ashi.

Sauna Stools

Designed by Finnish designer Kari Virtanen for Nikari, the Periferia Sauna Stool KVJ3 in oiled alderwood is designed with a concave shape and drainage to allow water to drip through the middle.
Above: Designed by Finnish designer Kari Virtanen for Nikari, the Periferia Sauna Stool KVJ3 in oiled alderwood is designed with a concave shape and drainage to allow water to drip through the middle.

See sources and more of Alexa’s favorite minimalist wooden sauna stools in this week’s 10 Easy Pieces post.

Japanese Shaker Style

In a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand, designer Katie Lockhart took design cues from &#8\2\20;the &#8\2\16;reduced elegance&#8\2\17; of Shaker furniture and the George Nakashima House in New Hope, Pennsylvania.&#8\2\2\1; Photograph by Mark Smith, courtesy of Katie Lockhart Studio.
Above: In a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand, designer Katie Lockhart took design cues from “the ‘reduced elegance’ of Shaker furniture and the George Nakashima House in New Hope, Pennsylvania.” Photograph by Mark Smith, courtesy of Katie Lockhart Studio.

The bedroom is painted with quarter-strength Holdaway, from Lockhart’s Everyday Needs Drikolorpaint line. She had the walnut bed made by Jason Lowe, paired it with an Arne Jacobsen sconce and a Sawkille stool, and commissioned handmade wooden blinds from Japan. See sources and more rooms in this week’s Home Tour post.

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