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.
A muted and neutral palette prevails, Julie writes: “The goal is to channel omotenashi, the elusive Japanese art of ‘selfless’ hospitality.”
Japanese Countertop Appliances
Wooden Crate 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.
See sources and more of Alexa’s favorite minimalist wooden sauna stools in this week’s 10 Easy Pieces post.
Japanese Shaker Style
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.