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I’m really attracted to these spaces because they feature simple interior design — no tricks or amazing feats of decorating are needed to emulate this in your own home. Take a look and see if you agree.

Simple Interior Design: Living Room

This relaxed living room looks so comfortable. | japanesetrash.com

This living room very smartly relies on the texture provided by the floor to do the heavy lifting; all of the pieces are simple and easy. The layering of cushions and the added rugs are just right.

Simple Interior Design: Bedroom

This simple bedroom is just right. | japanesetrash.com

Probably the trickiest thing about this bedroom is the use of two pendants on either side of the bed. Everything else is simplicity itself–and those lamps aren’t a huge distraction for me.

Simple Interior Design: Outside

Outside may be the easiest place to keep it simple with design. | japanesetrash.com

Outside may be the easiest place to keep it simple with design, but this is just right. I could see myself enjoying the fire and a glass of that wine.

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I was casting about for images that seemed compelling enough to create a post around and started to see a few that were resonating, when I realized they were all the work of the same stylist: Emma O’Meara. Here’s the thing: I wouldn’t typically do a post that focuses on a stylist, because honestly I’m usually very turned off by what I see stylists do. And that’s the crux of the matter–I believe that good styling should be invisible, unseen, unnoticeable; like good acting from a talented actor, you don’t see him plying his craft. And so much of what I see in home decor images that have been styled sticks out as styling–the odd pair of high heels in the kitchen, bedclothes disarranged in exactly the same way on every bed in every bedroom shot ever, washi tape everywhere… you know what I’m talking about. It’s a bit of a pet peeve of mine. So when I saw these images and really liked them all and then found out they’ve all been styled by the same person I was very pleasantly surprised. BTW, and not for nothing, they were all photographed by Nikole Ramsay; these two make a great team.

Warm kitchen - love these materials. | japanesetrash.com

More terrific concrete in this bathroom. | japanesetrash.com

Tons of great textures here. | japanesetrash.com

All of this wood is amazing; great sink too. | japanesetrash.com

Amazing combination of influences in this living room. | japanesetrash.com

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