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

Grey white and wood interior

white and light wood kitchen

This is a simple and very cosy interior made by scandinavian designer Folkhem.

The calm and relaxing look has been created thanks to the neutral colors like white and greys, associated white light wood. Thus it adds a natural feel without filling the interior too much. The whole look is uncluttered but still warm : a good combination !

 

metal coffee table

 

bedroom white and red scandinave

 

chambre enfants blanc et vert scandinave

 

salle de bain noire et blanche

 

salon neutre tons de gris

 

chambre adulte avec porte manteaux

 

cuisine bois clair

 

cuisine blanche bois clair

 

escalier bois clair

 

salon canapé gris scandinave

 

bureau blanc noir gris

 

étagère scandinave

Source : myscandinavianhome and Folkhem

Do you enjoy this style of interior ? What do you like most ?

Scandinavian Inspiration

Welcome in the scandinavian home of stylist and writer Anna Truelsen and her family in Västergötland, Sweden.

They renovated this house by themselves and I believe they put lots of love to make it look pure clean and human.

terrasse blanche et verdure

 

salle à manger lumineuse

 

salon lumineux

 

entrée

 

Vaisselle blanche

 

bougies blanches

 

chaise noire peau

 

cuisine blanche scandinave

 

entry way

 

inside trees

 

old door

 

plateau

 

salle a manger blanche

 

Bjˆrkliden

 

salle a manger2

 

Stylist: Anne Ralf Hållbus Photographer Jonas LundbergLantliv

 

Anna’s blog : mylovelythings.blogspot.co.nz

From myscandinavianhome.blogspot.se

Feel free to drop a comment about this article !

Dutch farm renovated

Big beautiful wooden beam chalet

Here are some pictures of an old farm renovated recently. I found the decoration interesting as it is very colorful. It contrasts the “grey” colors we often find now in modern decoration. And it is still a very relaxing peaceful place.

This old Dutch farmhouse was renovated by Larissa, an interior designer and her husband, Peter, project developer. Originally built in 1860, the farm now is the home of the couple and their 2 kids. While keeping the old character of the space, Larissa and Peter created intimacy and a cosy modern feel to their home.

 

Big wooden beam and colors

 

old wooden bath tab

Concrete floor, wooden beams and plenty of colors and textures : it looks like it a good mix for this interior !

Colorful interior

 

Grey an colors around fireplace

 

kids bedroom

 

Big beautiful wooden beam chalet

 

From the inspirational blog : frenchbydesign.blogspot.co.nz

 

Floating wood inspiration

Baptized by Nature Design is a functional and affordable Eco furniture collection made of driftwood in combination with other materials.

At CosyNEVE, we love the creative process that Cathérine Op de Beeck operates. She is using the strenght of nature while respecting it. It is a very inspirational work and I hope you will enjoy it.

A creative story about wood formed and grayed by nature.

Cathérine Op de Beeck (14/01/82 Roeselare) makes modern, functional little furniture and useful accessories with a very unique look. Every creation is unique by its literal meaning. Her collection is made from driftwood, from tree trunks that travelled hundreds of kilometers through the river Rhone in to the Mediterranean Sea to finally end up on the Camargue beaches to start their bleaching process. Every 3 months, Cathérine herself goes to the unique beaches of the Camarque to carefully select her wood. “Every piece has its own character, its own story, its own coloring process” according to Cathérine. “I cannot have anyone else make that selection. My inspiration starts by feeling the wood, hearing the sea, the search on the abandoned, bewildered beach.”

Force Collection

“An exclusive and forceful furniture collection that  unifies the strenght of stainless steel (Inox Aisi 316) and the imperfection of the Camargue driftwood from France in a fluent and magical way.”

flyerfrontnew

 

force2

 

force1

 

 

NEW – NOUVEAUDriftwood lighting R.ECO

Ecologic lighting concept made of driftwood and recycled paper. Hanging lamps italian design.

RECO light 2

 

 

Restaurant Likoké à Les Vans (Ardeche)

restaurant vans ardèche

 

bois flotté restaurant

 

 

 

restaurant intérieur design

 

Driftwood Project, Hôtel A Piattatella en Corse

Bibliothèque en bois flotté et des planches en bois laqué.
Fait sur mesure.

bibliotheque bois flotté

 

 

Tables plateau en bois laqué combiner avec des troncs en bois flotté de la Camargue.
Support en acier laqué blanc.

terrasse bois flotté

 

Visit her Blog : http://baptizedbynature.blogspot.co.nz

And her Website : http://www.conceptsbycatherine.be

Photo copyrightCatherineOpdebeeck

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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Pink pastel: a luminous color for the autumn season

During the past weeks, I’ve been collecting images on the web in order to share with you what I believe is THE trend of this autumn/winter 2012/2013.
In two words : PINK PASTEL!

Let’s start by the bedroom:

New trend 2013 natural bedroom

The bathroom:

The living area:

The office:

pink and white wall

And to finish, the kitchen and dining area:

You can notice that in every room, the pink color has been added with little touches of it, only. If you like it and want to get the look, keep the advice in mind and measure the amount of pink you add in your room.

I hope this article has been inspirational for you, I’d be happy to see your “pink pastel” interiors, feel free to drop a pict !
Oh and don’t forget to click “like”, thanks !

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