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

Favorite lamp pendant by Muuto

cuisine naturelle scandinave

Muuto is a swedish brand who creates furniture and lighting in a beautiful way.

They create new and original perspectives with the aim to expand the Scandinavian design tradition,  following the meaning of their name in Finnish : “muutos” means “perspective”.

Objects are made sublime through new perpectives from designers across Scandinavia.

cusine déco scandinave

Here is a selection of pendant lights I particularly like : their shape is smooth and uncluttered.

déco scandinave

Décoration scandinavian

lampe scandi`

scandinavian inspiration lamp

cuisine naturelle scandinave

The new Muuto pendant light out in 2015 is called “Grain”

designed by Jens Fager. It would fit perfectly well inside a cosy chalet atmosphere.

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warm clean shape

GRAIN is a small lamp with plenty of personality, a clean and human shape inspired by daily life.

It is perfect for hanging in rows over a bar setting or placed in clusters of multiple lamps to create an alternative light installation over a table.

Equipped with a 4W LED bulb that can last up to 10.000 hours, the lamp will save energy, whilst reflecting a natural light and warm glow.

Here is a short video presenting the designer and his work.

I hope you enjoyed those lamps as much as I did and that it has been a good source of inspiration for you.

If you like, you can find more lighting on the Muuto websitemuuto.com

6 Entrance inspirations

jolie entrée tons naturels

Today, I found 6 entrance with a natural feel that you may enjoy.

We know that first impression counts and when it’s about entering inside our home, it is exactly the same. A calm feel once you open the door is more likely to help remain calm at home and relax.
I hope this will bring you lots of good inspiration for your home !

jolie entrée tons naturels

Have a good week : )

(Source : sadecor.co.za)

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Old farm renovated into a guesthouse

attic bedroom

Discover this renovated farmhouse in Belgium, a half-hour from Lille.

In its purity, “De Heerlijkheid van Marrem” (The Lordship of Marrem) has been transformed into a luxurious guest house.

All the original features have been retained and some recycled materials were added. This harmonious feel is created by the uses of natural materials such as lime, wood, flax, cotton. The range of colors goes from chalky white to shades of gray / sand.

The guesthouse can accommodate 20 to 23 people. In each room you can find antique furnitures from France and Italy.

Nathalie and Dominique welcome you to feel “at home away from home”!


outside farm belgium

little inside window porte-bois-ancienne

Here are the bedrooms…

black wall bedroomblack wall modern

Uncluttered look thanks to white walls and ceiling, rusticity thanks the built it mezzanine.


chambre nature

bedroom renovated farm


The Kitchen

cuisine bois béton ferme

shelf kitchentasse-rouge

kitchen door





A little office space

desk in wood

candle on wood


Here is my favourite room, the kids attic bedroom. Love the wooden beams!

kids attic bedroom


kids bed attic


attic bedroom

Bathrooms in the same natural tones…



salle de bain


I hope you enjoyed the tour. If you wish to book for a week-end or holiday, visit http://www.heerlijkheidvanmarrem.be/fr/

I discovered this nice place thanks to the beautiful blog Mechant Design.


Glass roof Chalet in Zermatt

glass roof chalet

The architect of Zermatt, world-renowned Heinz Julen, designed this duplex apartment underroof of 206 m2.

With its wood fire nestled in the midst of the great lounge window and hand-made furniture inventions (its famous chandeliers and chairs) this apartment has been featured in numerous weekly editions of “design”.



Very open thanks to its glass roof, this chalet offers a panoramic view of the village and the Mischabel mountains.

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On the main floor: large living room with three separate relaxation areas, dining room, kitchen and two terraces. There are also two double rooms with wooden ceilings at each end of the floor. Each room has its own bathroom / WC, TV and balcony.







The top floor is the bedroom with a separate mistress circular Jacuzzi bath, a glass ceiling, stunning views and a separate shower and toilet.


On the ground floor is the fourth double bedroom with its own massage shower / wc: private sauna glazed room to be with a “treadmill” (treadmill) and two chairs.


The three floors are connected by private and / or stairs lift. The Penthouse and Heinz Julen Loft are two of the most original Zermatt properties.


This is a very good inspiration for a chalet design, bringing light and more space. Of course, building such a big glass roof must cost some more but at the moment, roof  building and insulation regulation makes the price going up anyway, so why not choosing a glass roof for a room !

Source : http://arquitectr.com/penthouse-by-heinz-julen/


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