From the monthly archives: "December 2010"

This shot glimpsing a dining space and living space immediately drew me in. Plenty of the kinds of elements I always like are shown: the weathered wood dining table, what I’m choosing to think are leather-covered dining chairs, an armoire, large-scale art, wooden floors, that lamp, those architectural details…

Via The Design Files.

There have been few items since I began to focus Japanese Trash on interior design that have been more ubiquitous than Lindsey Adelman’s amazing hand crafted lighting. Some, like the above, I like very much and find to be appropriate for the space where it is shown. Often, though, it seems like the scale of the piece is out of step with the surroundings in many of the images I’ve seen.

Via yellowtrace blog.

I have some very definite ideas about how a home office should be set up so when I saw this image it resonated deeply for me. Here’s the list of why this works for me:

  • there’s a color palette here
  • abundant shelving is a must
  • as is a comfortable, ergonomic chair
  • the desk is facing out (not facing a wall)
  • task lighting over the desk is important, as is the accent lighting from the lamp on the window sill
  • the desk is large, with plenty of workspace
  • accessories are edited well with a mix of personal and utilitarian

Via cabbage rose.

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