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

“Marie’s farms” chalets

canapé cosy plaid fourrure

At the heart of the hamlet “Les Fermes de Marie” in Megève in France, welcome to the world of authenticity and luxury.

This private chalet of 400 m² with generous volumes offers a refined and warm decor of wood flooded with light.

On 3 levels, this cottage is for rent for the lucky ones who could afford it!

Chalets des Fermes de Marie



chalet des Fermes de Marie megève nuit


Here is a video of the interior created by Interieurs TV :

400 m² split in 3 levels


The heart of the cottage includes a large living room with exposed beams, a fireplace and a wooden study area. The adjacent dining room opens onto a big private terrace.

large salon chalet



salon luxe chalet montagne



canapé cosy plaid fourrure



escalier bois chalet poutres



The master bedroom with open bathroom and dressing room, occupies the entire floor and offers a magnificent view of the Jaillet, like the attic room on the ground floor, with its simple and uncluttered design.

Tête lit cosy fourrure chalet




chambre chalet moderne




chambre chalet originale
Les 3 chambres du rez-de-jardin, thème bleu, rouge ou orange, sont aménagées pour “cocooner” à souhait… Le spa privatif (Jacuzzi, sauna, table de massage, appareil fitness) contribue à la volupté du séjour.

chambre bois chalet


With its sheltered  and intimate terrace adjacent to the dining room for enjoyable moments, its fully equipped kitchen (also with a dining area), the Chalet des Fermes offers a variety of nooks to enjoy breakfast and afternoon tea … or a custom dinner cooked by the Chef.

cuisine en bois sur mesure



cuisine bois et pierres



terrasse chalet neige


If you liked the ambience, here is a video showing a few tips to get the look at an affordable price.

To get more info about this chalet or to rent it, please visit the website Chalets des Fermes de Marie, in Megève.
Photos copyrights : MAISONS & HOTELS Sibuet

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