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Renowned interior designer and author, Eric Cohler, has been featured in Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Veranda, The New York Times, and Traditional Home — among others — and is, as the first word of this sentence states, renowned. One of his latest projects just hit my radar, and I wanted to share it with you; it’s his own apartment in San Francisco atop the Chambord and it’s a terrific mix of unexpected elements that make for a very special space.

When it comes to using white, this is about as good as it gets. Designed by Eric Cohler | japanesetrash.com

When it comes to using white, this is about as good as it gets. The mix of eras and styles here is so appealing.


A simple and sophisticated drinks tray. Designed by Eric Cohler | japanesetrash.com

A simple and sophisticated drinks tray. With a hint of “Rear Window”–we are in San Francisco, after all.


Dark and dramatic dining anyone? Designed by Eric Cohler | japanesetrash.com

Dark and dramatic dining anyone? Those amazing chairs in this refined space could not make me any happier.


It's this kind of terrific mix that's so appealing to me. Designed by Eric Cohler | japanesetrash.com

It’s this kind of terrific mix that’s so appealing to me–it’s like the best of several decades all pulled together and making beautiful music together.


This fireplace and all the architectural details in the room are brought to life by the dark paint. Designed by Eric Cohler | japanesetrash.com

This fireplace and all the architectural details in the room are brought to life by the dark paint. I’m not sure if you can see it clearly in this image, but that side table is covered in snake skin.


Bathroom windowsill as shelf; I love this. Designed by Eric Cohler | japanesetrash.com

Bathroom windowsill as shelf; I love this; it actually reminds me very much of the bathroom in one of my favorite movies.

A stylish table lamp with a small footprint like this makes for a terrific bedside lamp. | japanesetrash.com

Whenever you deal with someone who tries to give advice on the “best” of anything, you already know it’s going to be a subjective call. So, in order to qualify my list of best bedside lamps, I thought I’d provide some criteria. In other words, these are the qualities I look for in a bedside lamp, and these lamps meet those qualities really well. My criteria are: a small footprint—I don’t want my bedside lamp to take up all the room on my nightstand, so having a small footprint is important to me; the ability to provide both general light and reading light; a sense of style; and the flexibility to be used in rooms other than the bedroom. Let’s dive right in! – See more at: The Interior Collective.

I’ve just found this terrific weekend home in South Africa of a couple who have exquisite taste–hence, gentlemen’s quarters is how I’m thinking of this place. These are just a few glimpses–some of the highlights of the home, found here.

My idea of the perfect outdoor set up; gotta love an outdoor shower. | japanesetrash.com

Wooden deck, potted plants, groovy dining space, and outdoor shower–just about perfect.


Love the layout of this bathroom--plus the interesting drain being used. | japanesetrash.com

The layout of this bathroom is so surprising; love the choice of drain used here.


Can you say "gentlemen's quarters"? This refined living room is just right. | japanesetrash.com

Here’s the image that got me interested in this gentlemen’s quarters in the first place–this level of relaxed refinement is so appealing.

This week’s leftovers start in a forest north of Copenhagen with this terrific black cabin:

This black cabin tucked away in a forest north of Copenhagen looks so inviting. | japanesetrash.com


Then we’re off to the beach community of Encinitas, California for this lounge-y patio:

Loving the lounge-y feel of this patio. | japanesetrash.com


Followed by this loft space that seems to be where Scandinavia meets California:

How about this space? Scandinavia meets California here. | japanesetrash.com


A wonderful mix in this bedroom that includes a cool workspace:

Such a wonderful mix in this bedroom that includes a cool workspace. | japanesetrash.com


These leftovers end in Madrid, where we find this wonderful masculine apartment:

Just a glimpse of a wonderful masculine apartment in Madrid. | japanesetrash.com

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