Talking Japanese – Orient Style

17 Oct

Inspired by the fantastic Japanese cherry blossom (which admittedly is not quite in season yet!) I have put together a couple of images for some fun ways to add a little taste of the orient in your home, whether it be wallpaper, murals, furniture or something a little less permanent there is are a few ideas to cover all bases.

Based in Surrey Hills here in Sydney, Rock’oco Australia are an interiors company who have incorporated the Japanese influence into a couple of their furniture pieces and commissions.  Using Porters Paints specialist “Fresco” paints they have created the below feature wall….. now just need to convince some of my clients out of Dulux Hogs Bristle….

…or this statement “Lille” hand painted timber cabinet with printed canvas doors.

If a statement is what you want to make then how about this Gio Pagani Vintage Japanese Goldfish Wallpaper.

and for those of you who prefer a smaller taste of the Orient…. how about these Moooi “Emporor” light shades. Admittedly at just under $2000 they are not the cheapest lamp shades but those creative up cyclers amongst you could use them as inspiration.

Australian fashion designer Akira Isogawa recently launched a new rage of his Japanese inspired rugs for the Designer Rug company. The Kiku rug is below is a bold bright addition to your room.

Or take a little inspiration from Little Owl Designs with their canvas plates Geisha style

Fauve Chinoise

Why stop at the home, why not be the envy of all with this Japanese Lunch box cover from  Upon a Fold.. perfect for disguising the ageing tupperware…Come time to eat and this handy wrap unfolds to be a placemat and hand towel too!


And if it all gets too much, then just put on that kettle grab your self a cup of Japanese Green Tea, this Maxwell and Williams Japanese inspired tea set….

…or maybe write a letter….  with these fun origami inspired memos also from upon a fold…..

Sayonara for now….. meanwhile on with the colourful journey…….

Posted by on October 17, 2012 in Art, Interior Design, Style File, Trends


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6 responses to “Talking Japanese – Orient Style

  1. Clanmother

    October 17, 2012 at 5:47 am

    A remarkable collection!

    • birdcagedesign

      October 17, 2012 at 6:18 am

      I love the cabinet ! Thank you for stopping by! 🙂

  2. EverydaySparks

    October 17, 2012 at 7:44 am

    Coming from a 1/4 Hogs Bristle home, BCD, I really love that first feature wall – reminds me of Madama Butterfly, it’s gorgeous! Goldfish wallpaper is also very cool, as is Akira’s rug. And I’m impressed that those tea sets are Maxwell & Williams – aren’t they getting fancy?! Lovely post! 🙂

    • birdcagedesign

      October 17, 2012 at 11:29 am

      Nothing wrong with quarter hogs bristle! Good neutral colour. I love the wall too, if you ever need me to come over and have a go on your walls I am more than happy! 🙂

  3. marsellaj

    October 20, 2012 at 5:09 am

    Japanese is not my style but this is refreshing. I loved the fresco.

    • birdcagedesign

      October 20, 2012 at 7:28 am

      I wanted to post something that was a little different, so glad it worked:-) The Fresco is great isn’t it.


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