The peaceful joy of the Japandi aesthetic shapes these three modern home interiors, fashioning cohesive living spaces, bedrooms and bathrooms. The combination of Scandinavian and Japanese decor elements conjures a welcoming atmosphere that’s sprung from warm neutrals and natural materials. Practical layouts are designed to serve and enhance daily life at home, ensuring easy functionality and overall tranquillity. We’ll tour one family residence full of natural light and soothing wood tone, which also features inspiration for a compact shared kid’s room. Next, we’ll arrive at a couple’s luxury studio apartment with a quiet fusion of international and Japanese styles. Lastly, we’ll finish with a simple and elegant home with cosy layering for a laid-back approach.
Sunlight fills a split level living room in our first Japandi style home interior, creating a feeling of positivity and wellbeing. The wood platform base of a Japanese sofa aligns perfectly with the raised floor section to build one sleek line. A Chabudai table and Zabuton floor cushions occupy the elevated position, with a stylish bookcase providing an attractive and useful backdrop.
The brown leather sofa melds warmly with a plethora of natural wooden elements in the room. White walls and bold black accents break up the wood tone in fresh Scandi-style contrast.
A modern coffee table lays a geometric silhouette over a striped rug design. The stripes complement a slatted media unit and a wood slatted circle motif that decorates a cabinet with an elegant Japanese vibe.
The open layout lounge flows into the kitchen and dining area.
White and wood cabinets make up the L-shaped kitchen arrangement. The two-tone design visually breaks up the kitchen’s bulk into lightweight, floating volumes.
A change in flooring defines the home entryway from the rest of the open concept. Striking black and white tiles lay pattern beneath a wood slatted entryway bench and a welcoming “Home Sweet Home” mat.
Backlit bookshelves add atmospheric mood lighting to the home entryway.
The dining table is a built-in design that incorporates a large planter, bringing greenery to the indoors. The dining chairs are the Easy chair designed by Pierre Jeanneret.
Small dining stools furnish the opposite side of the table to allow clear access to the oven housing unit.
The shared kids’ room is a compact space that has been maximised with custom-built furniture. The kids’ beds share a platform with toy storage underneath. Closets are bumped up onto the elevated bed base, where they tie in with a sweet pink decor palette.
A shared kids’ workspace completes the opposite side of the room. See more great ideas for shared kids’ rooms here.
A pegboard wall provides adjustable shelving above the kid’s study for light decor pieces, whilst a large bookcase on the adjacent wall does the heavy lifting.
Inside the master walk-in wardrobe, the vanity table is positioned to look out through a wood slat partition wall into the bedroom.
Illumination from the walk-in closet adds soft mood lighting to the calming white bedroom scheme.
Our second residence is a 130 square metre detached house in Kyiv, Ukraine. The JP Residence was designed for a child-free couple who wished for a quiet and cozy fusion between international design and Japan’s unique aesthetic. In the living room, a long rectangle coffee table stretches in front of a Belle Reeve sofa by De La Espada.
A platform bed is screened from the lounge area with a sheer white portiere. Glass panels wall off the entryway.
A brushed aluminum Tip Top light by Pandul illuminates each side of the bed.
The home library features a custom ceiling-mounted bookshelf, designed by Men Bureau, that is constructed with wooden poles and marble planes that slot together without screws or bolts. The Muse Sofa by Benchmark extends its clean line into a side table at one end. The swing arm wall lamp above it is the Gingerlight by Marset.
The Hotaru Buoy pendant light by TwentyTwentyone communicates the homeowner’s love for traditional Japanese paper lanterns.
The dining room pendant light is the Lámina pendant lamp by Santa&Cole. Arch chairs, designed by South Korea-based studio Finder, echo the rounded lines of the light.
The rectangle dining table is the Monarch Shiitake Dining Table by Crate and Barrel, which is made using traditional Chinese butterfly joinery.
Cherry wood, boticcino marble, and stainless steel accessories shape the kitchen.
The main aim of the renovation was to open up the layout to natural light from all sides, whilst maximising living space. Glazed walls feature automated shades for privacy.
The home workspace is furnished with a wood Riva Table by Kettal. A Woody Endless Straight light by Roll&Hill is suspended above the desk, whilst an iconic Roy Tavolo Table Lamp by Viabizzuno provides focussed task light.
The same materials are used throughout the house for a cohesive result.
Grey walls accent the powder room, and create contrast for a white marble vanity unit.
A freestanding PB bathtub occupies the other side of the room. Mixers are by Piet Boon for COCOON. A Tabouret Berger stool, designed by Charlotte Perriand for Cassina, holds toiletries close to hand. The towel warmer is by Vola.
Studio floor plan.
Simple and elegant, our final home design builds warmth through neutral colours and natural materials.
The TV stand threads a dark accent through the light lounge, and adds low relief decoration.
Assorted scatter cushions style a cosy mixed-material couch.
More cushions and throws warm a long window seat – a perfect place to enjoy a book in the sunlight.
Minimalist handle-free cabinets colour a one wall kitchen with a calming sage green finish.
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