September 17, 2008

Homes in Japan

Lately I've been looking for inspiration to furnish and decorate our new place. I keep gravitating towards the images in a book I got from Kinokuniya awhile back. I have no idea what the title is, but it's basically filled with Japanese home tours. I love how simple, functional, and organic these homes look. More and more I'm appreciating decor that doesn't just look pretty, but is real and reflects everyday life.

homes in japan

homes in japan

homes in japan

7 comments:

Sumiko said...

They're so beautiful, light, airy, simple and understated! I'm so proud of ma peeps! :)

the creatist said...

they soothe the eye so much! simple, and earthy..love them..and love what you said abt appreciating decor that reflects day-to-day life and not jut sits pretty

christine said...

yay, how fun :) I've been reading apartment therapy, now wishing for a place of my own. Maybe someday!

Kelly Fletcher said...

Love all aspects of Japanese design - and these rooms are no exception!

kayla_d said...

Yes, I do love Japanese homes, too. I miss the tatami bedroom we had when we lived there. And you're right--the key is keeping things simple and organic--so peaceful!

Sara Christine said...

Japanese homes are so interesting because they're so teeny tiny. I love the idea of having only the essentials in your home. So peaceful!

::{J}:: said...

I agree...sometimes pretty alone just isn't practical.