Japan architecture inspiration

table moderne bois métal

This interior caught my eye as I like the warmth brought by the wood. Mixed with metal, it adds up a modern feel to the uncluttered and simple volumes. I could have bet this house was located in the french alps, but no ! I was surprised to discover it’s actually located in … Japan !

Visit the “Ishibe” house, made by Alts Design in Japan.

Mix of wood style for this corridor. Decoration enhance with large posters framed sitting on the floor.

idée déco couloir

The entrance made of wood with a metal stair linking with the second floor.

 

 

entrée porte et lambris bois

 

Living area with kitchen and a wide table for family reunion : the hub of this house. Beautifully designed with a mix of wood of the ceiling and for the table top. Industrial feel adds modernity with hanging lamp bulbs from black cord on the ceiling and metal structure for furniture and stairs. A wise mix !

 

 

bois, métal béton

Very simple lines is what works best ; )

cuisine et salle à manger ampoules suspendues

Check the large open shelves for storage on the far right.

table moderne bois métal

Another view from the kitchen side.

intérieur moderne et bois

 

The mezzanine upstairs with wooden floor and ceiling. A wall has been covered of old pieces of wood for a more rustic look.

mur en bois recyclé

A cosy atmosphere with a japanese touch. Very ZEN !

mezzanine cosy bois

mur palettes

Surprisingly, I didn’t expect the exterior of this house to look like a cube. We expect a chalet type house, but it is actually a perfect cube ! Why not ? (Well actually a bit too modern to my (french) taste)

maison cube japon

I hope you enjoyed this japan inspiration !

Have a good week !

Photo credit : Alts Design Office

Höst – A Nordic Restaurant

Welcome for a visit of a very charming restaurant in Copenhagen: Höst.
I discovered it on the website “NewNorm.dk” and I basically fell in love with the atmosphere which is all I like: simplicity and natural feel.

I enjoy the combination of interior design with dinnerware. It has been designed by architects and designers Norm and produced by Danish designhouse Menu

dinnerware host norm

Norm was responsible for the interior design of Höst. Based on the same philosophy underlying New Norm Dinnerware, Norm – in close cooperation with Danish designhouse Menu – has created an organic environment in an urban setting. Guests enter into a warm and inviting space and are met with the unmistakable sense of Scandinavian cosiness, while everything is also a bit weathered.

Host interior design

“New Norm Dinnerware and Höst meet in a symbiotic relationship, where the dinnerware accompanies seasonal local cuisine while evoking a special atmosphere. The light-blue glazes lead thoughts to the cool evenings of Nordic summer. They combine beautifully with light summer foods and provide a contrast to the season’s colourful berries. The dark blue-grey glazes symbolise the seas around us and the dramatic cloudy skies – the elements surrounding fish and fowl. The warm brown wood tones tell of the forest’s depth, sensuality and warmth, making them a perfect companion for autumn meals. The coarse texture of the stone plate tells the story of the Nordic mountains – a scenic backdrop for herbs, root vegetables, mushrooms and wild berries,” say Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Kasper Rønn from Norm.

coarsed materials

I really enjoy the light calm color combination of the dinnerware in contradiction with the black industrial fixtures.kitchen ware norm host

bar wood black light

A great choice of painting different style wooden chair in a palette of dark to light grey.huge industrial black light

Bulb light, simple, industrial, but so discrete !lampe ampoule

Natural materials: wool and wood.wool and wood

Höst bottle

lampe industrielle noire accordéon

Host table bois vue dessus

Suspension light

I had never thought chop board would look so nice on a wall !planche à découper rustique

Beautiful dinnerwareVaisselle Norm

natural living room

Host table vitre nordic

 

Visit the restaurant here!

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Tips to create an industrial style at home

The industrial style, inspired by american lofts, is one of the often seen style in decoration.

What I like in this style :

  • the authentic materials : metal, wood, brick…
  • the uncluttered ligns
  • the modern side
What I don’t like :
  • the cold atmosphere of some interiors
  • the lack of personal/human touch

To get the industrial look, it is all about balancing between the positive and the negative aspects.

Tips to create this style at your place :
  1. An orange brick wall (no painting, no fake look ! the orange color will warm up your atmosphere!)
  2. Some raw wook : without varnish or sanding is the cheapest in home improvement stores!
  3. Metal also at the crudest state possible,
  4. Some corrugated iron: inexpensive and guaranteed effect!
  5. Some “vintage” pieces you can find on this site that I love: produitinterieurbrut.com

Here are some inspirational pictures (houzz.com) : Enjoy !

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