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Folks, there’s something in the air today and it’s telling me to post these images featuring dark interior design. This is something of an assortment; just things that caught my eye with no real rhyme or reason, just that they’re all dark. Enjoy.

Dramatic darkness via Axel Vervoordt. | japanesetrash.com

Dramatic darkness via Axel Vervoordt.


The Ett Hem Hotel's layered look. | japanesetrash.com

The Ett Hem Hotel‘s layered look.


Beautiful detailing on this sofa from de Sede. | japanesetrash.com

Beautiful detailing on this sofa from de Sede.


Dark interior design using some of my favorite materials. | japanesetrash.com

Dark interior design using some of my favorite materials.


Chicken Point Cabin is like a beacon in the darkness. | japanesetrash.com

Chicken Point Cabin is like a beacon in the darkness.

There's more to floating shelves than you might think. | japanesetrash.com

Some things are simply self-evident. The sky is blue, fire is hot, and shelves store stuff. Or shelves display stuff. Or shelves help organize stuff. My point is that—at least on the surface of the subject—there’s really nothing new to discover about shelves. Or is there? I started taking a look at shelves – floating shelves, specifically – and found that there’s actually more than meets the eye when it comes to the kinds of things you can do with floating shelves. Here’s what I discovered: – See more at: The Interior Collective.

It’s Friday afternoon and even a short week can be cause for a TGIF post that’s long on photos and short on words. We’ll see if that’s an empty promise or not… Here are images of the Rose Hotel Venice to help get you through to the end of the day and week.

Newly refurbished as a labor of love by owner and fashion photographer Glen Luchford, this looks like the kind of place that would be the perfect hangout during my next trip to LA. It was this first image–and that fireplace in particular–that caught my attention and made me explore more about the property:

Living room with stone fireplace at the Rose Hotel Venice. | japanesetrash.com

Bedroom of Abbot Kinney Suite at the Rose Hotel. | japanesetrash.com

Deck off of the Abbot Kinney suite at the Rose Hotel in Venice, CA. | japanesetrash.com

It turns out that fireplace is in the living area of one of the hotel’s suites; some of the suite’s other spaces are above. That deck area looks like a perfect place to wake up each morning.


Here are a couple of shots from another suite. And here’s me signing off until Monday and wishing you all a terrific weekend!

Simpson Suite living area as seen from the bedroom. Rose Hotel Venice | japanesetrash.com

Bedroom of the Rose Hotel Venice's Simpson Suite, seen from the living area. | japanesetrash.com

I’ve just got to show you these modern homes in the desert. Each one is special in its own way. Do you love them as much as I do?

First, this Borrego Springs, California house; it feels like the perfect party enclave:

Love the mysterious looking entryway to this Borrego Springs, California house. | japanesetrash.com

What's a modern desert home without a pool? | japanesetrash.com


Next, this Palm Springs marvel; it’s a modernist bungalow amongst the desert rocks:

Fantastic materials used here; desert bungalow in Palm Springs. | japanesetrash.com

Set back on and against the rocks, this place is a real gem. | japanesetrash.com


And finally this amazing tiny compound in Tucson made of glass and corten steel:

A group of units making an amazing tiny compound in Tucson. | japanesetrash.com

This big solid stainless steel island is the kitchen. | japanesetrash.com

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