Located in Japan’s port city of Osaka, this modern home provides a masterclass in how to add warmth and soul to cool, clean-lined contemporary architecture. Focusing on the ambient, five-star dining space, the interior design showcases the importance of a multifaceted palette that has been considered down to the smallest details.
Let’s start with the colour scheme. A delicious blend of brown, beige and cream at its core, it’s punctuated with golden highlights and splashes of umber. A feast of different textures then adds tangible layers that tantalise the touch and take you on a sensory journey. These move from smooth veneer and grounding solid wood to tactile upholstery fabric and sumptuous botanical silk, all rounded out with top notes of iridescent brushed brass that’s cool to the touch.
Furniture pieces have then been selected or customised to fit in with this palette, beginning with the imposing TRIBUTO II dining table, which anchors the bright and airy space. Distinguished by its striking crisscrossed base, the design’s generous proportions can comfortably host ten guests, but are equally well suited to more intimate meals. Classic-looking and comfortable seating blends the TOWNSVILLE dining chairs and armchairs, all of which have been especially upholstered in an umber-hued plain and funky geometric fabric. Drawing the eye upwards, the sculptural yet minimal RENNES ceiling lamp, which consists of a trio of overlying solid wooden rings edged with brushed brass, casts an ethereal glow come nightfall.
Balancing out the central set up is a storage-focused arrangement that also provides a place for display. It incorporates the streamlined SANTORINI sideboard, which introduces a modern-day twist to its essential silhouette with an ornamental crisscrossed metallic frame that links its eight neat legs. On top, the elegant NAIROBI table lamp is completely transformed with a lacquered base and drum shade that echoes the room’s scheme.
The result is a pulled-together look that easily adapts to the different demands of daily life, whether you’re enjoying a leisurely breakfast or working from home, adapting easily to hosting formal dinner parties and special events when the occasion arises.