Currently viewing the tag: "fireplace"

I often find interior design inspiration in films, and this adaptation of the comic book “Kingsman: The Secret Service” looks to be full of great sets that can spark all kinds of ideas for your space. Let’s take a look at a few of them:

The Tailor Shop

Interior inspiration from the upcoming film, Kingsman: The Secret Service. | japanesetrash.com

To my American eyes, this could not be more clearly traditional British interior design–lots of wood, a leather easy chair, framed photos, and brass accents. Some rooms that use the same elements to great effect include these:

The Sydney home of Leah Fraser & David Shrimpton. | japanesetrash.com

The Sydney home of Leah Fraser and David Shrimpton.

A terrific update of the wood, leather, and brass look. | japanesetrash.com

This terrific update of the wood, leather, and brass look happens to be in a Swedish hotel.

Designers Roman and Williams know how to modernize traditional looks. | japanesetrash.com

Designers Roman and Williams know how to modernize traditional looks for today’s lifestyle.

Secret Entrance

Every spy movie needs a secret entrance. | japanesetrash.com

What’s a spy movie–especially a funny one–without a secret entrance? I especially like the brick and tile work and have rounded up a few examples of how that translates into interiors:

Brick floor & subway tiled walls; terrific! | japanesetrash.com

Loving the look of this kitchen with brick floors and full walls of subway tile.

Green subway tile always makes for a great look. | japanesetrash.com

The green subway tile here looks great with wood and stainless steel–as good as it does with brick.

Gorgeous green subway tile used in this Barcelona hotel. | japanesetrash.com

More gorgeous green subway tile used throughout the bathrooms of the Hotel Praktik Rambla in Barcelona.

I hope these examples have given you some ideas for how films can inspire your home decorating projects. Have a look at the trailer for Kingsman: The Secret Service — it looks good, don’t you think?

p.s. A couple of the pieces in these images are available on the Japanese Trash Shop; here they are for your convenience:

shop all British Influence posts

m4s0n501

Does it seem odd for a week devoted to British influence on interior design to kick off with a feature on famed minimalist John Pawson? Were you expecting Union Jacks, Chesterfields and “Keep Calm and Carry On”? Never fear, those are on their way as well; but when I was considering designers to feature this week, John Pawson was a given. Once you see these examples of his work, I think you’ll agree.

Pawson House

Minimalist kitchen by John Pawson. | japanesetrash.com

Baron House

Baron House by John Pawson. | japanesetrash.com

Baron House courtyard by John Pawson. | japanesetrash.com

Baron House living & kitchen by John Pawson. | japanesetrash.com

Baron House living room by John Pawson. | japanesetrash.com

Baron House bathroom. | japanesetrash.com

With Baron House, in southern Sweden, Pawson reimagined and elevated traditional Swedish farm buildings into a compound of minimalist shelters surrounding a central courtyard. Using contrasting textures–rough cobblestones in the courtyard and smooth concrete floors inside, wood and upholstered furnishings, and concrete elements in the bathroom–the result is a feast for the senses.

Get the Wishbone Chair, used by John Pawson in the Baron House, here:

Montemaggio Estate

A Tuscan estate by John Pawson. | japanesetrash.com

Montemaggio Estate's eat in kitchen. | japanesetrash.com

Montemaggio Estate by John Pawson. | japanesetrash.com

Pawson infused his style into this Tuscan estate, keeping the existing structure–a former monestary–but “regularizing” the form via minor adjustments. Inside, you see minimalist forms executed using exquisite millwork and stone detail. Note the soft light emanating from beneath the floating stone hearth.

The table lamp there on the hearth is reminiscent of the PH 3/2 lamp; here’s the floor lamp version of that:

John Pawson Housewares

John Pawson cookware for Demeyere. | japanesetrash.com

Demeyere cookware. | japanesetrash.com

Tableware by John Pawson. | japanesetrash.com

When Objects Work | japanesetrash.com

Like many successful designers these days, John Pawson’s influence extends beyond architecture and interiors and into our everyday experiences of home. His tabletop and cookware designs help bring the masterful minimalist feeling of his spaces into your hands.

The Demeyere John Pawson Stainless Steel 6 Piece Cookware Set is available here:

Want to own a distinctive design by British minimalist John Pawson? The Demeyere John Pawson stainless steel cookware set is available here:

Books by John Pawson

Pawson has published a number of books on subjects from how photography inspires him as a designer to eating and entertaining. Here is a selection for you:

shop all British Influence posts

Stay Connected