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Steal This Look: A Japanese Stylist’s Artful Dining Room in London

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Steal This Look: A Japanese Stylist’s Artful Dining Room in London

November 7, 2023

A while back we featured the remodeled 1930s house of Japanese stylist Yasuyo Harvey in the London suburb of Worcester Park. The character-filled dining room featuring framed botanicals by Yasuyo is full of ideas to adopt, with plywood floors and exposed plaster walls as the backdrop for a mix of vintage and new decor. Here are the basics that make up the look:

the entryway opens into the small dining room, complete with vintage cabinets,  12
Above: The entryway opens into the small dining room, complete with vintage cabinets, lighting, and a dining table. Photography courtesy of The Modern House from The Botanical Life: Inside Stylist Yasuyo Harvey’s Quiet London Remodel.
“we normally eat at the long bench, but we want to get a proper dinner t 13
Above: “We normally eat at the long bench, but we want to get a proper dinner table eventually,” Yasuyo told The Modern House. Photography courtesy of The Modern House from The Botanical Life: Inside Stylist Yasuyo Harvey’s Quiet London Remodel.

Materials

for a bright, clean white similar to the shade in the entryway, benjamin moore& 14
Above: For a bright, clean white similar to the shade in the entryway, Benjamin Moore’s Super White Paint is a favorite among architects; see our post Architects’ Favorite Pure White Paints for more.
yasuyo and her husband phil stripped the wallpaper to discover a pleasant raw p 15
Above: Yasuyo and her husband Phil stripped the wallpaper to discover a pleasant raw plaster. To recreate the look, Clayworks in the UK makes a Clay Plaster in a similar shade, Nud 02. For more see our post Remodeling 101: Modern Plaster Walls, Six Ways.

Furniture

the dining table is a vintage beer garden table. see the vintage beer garden ta 16
Above: The dining table is a vintage beer garden table. See the Vintage Beer Garden Table Set for a naturally-stained vintage-inspired table; $375 from Beer Garden Tables.
yasuyo bought the \1890s thonet rocking chair from ardingly antiques fair in we 17
Above: Yasuyo bought the 1890s Thonet rocking chair from Ardingly Antiques Fair in West Sussex. Shown here is the Vintage Michel Thonet 1890s Model 7014 Rocking Chair available for $1,286 at Chairish. 
from famed japanese furniture designers truck furniture, the gatto cupboard clo 18
Above: From famed Japanese furniture designers Truck Furniture, the Gatto Cupboard closely resembles the desk/cupboard in the dining room. It’s available for ¥ 649,000 (or about $4,330 USD) at Truck.
the toogood aluminum spade chair is £3,600 directly through toogood furnit 19
Above: The Toogood Aluminum Spade Chair is £3,600 directly through Toogood furniture.

Other

for similar light fixtures to the vintage industrial pendants hanging above the 20
Above: For similar light fixtures to the vintage industrial pendants hanging above the table, the Ferroluce Industrial Cage Pendant Vintage in white is $789.89 at Lightology.
the glass vitrine designed by takahito iba for ibazen is \$3,\200 at nalata nal 21
Above: The Glass Vitrine designed by Takahito Iba for Ibazen is $3,200 at Nalata Nalata.
the clam lab copper crystal egg vase is \$485 at the primary essentials. 22
Above: The Clam Lab Copper Crystal Egg Vase is $485 at The Primary Essentials.

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Frequently asked questions

Who is the stylist featured in the article?

The stylist featured in the article is Yasuyo Harvey, a Japanese stylist.

Where is the dining room located?

The dining room is located in a 1930s house in a London suburb.

What is the design style of the dining room?

The design style of the dining room is Japanese-inspired.

What are some notable features of the dining room?

Some notable features of the dining room include the minimalist furniture, traditional Japanese screen, and shoji sliding doors.

Can I recreate the look in my own home?

Yes, you can recreate the look in your own home by incorporating Japanese-inspired elements and selecting minimalist furniture.

Where can I find similar furniture and decor items?

You can find similar furniture and decor items at Japanese home decor stores, online marketplaces, or by exploring interior design shops specializing in Japanese aesthetics.

Are there any recommended paint colors for achieving a similar look?

While specific paint colors aren't mentioned in the article, natural hues like neutrals, soft whites, and earth tones are commonly used in Japanese-inspired designs.

Is there any advice on lighting in the dining room?

The article doesn't specifically discuss lighting, but to enhance the Japanese aesthetic, you may consider incorporating floor lamps or pendant lights with minimalist designs and warm, diffused light.

Where can I learn more about Japanese interior design?

You can learn more about Japanese interior design by exploring books, online resources, or seeking inspiration from Japanese architecture and traditional design principles.

Can I mix Japanese interior design with other styles?

Yes, mixing Japanese interior design with other styles is possible. Many modern designs incorporate elements from multiple styles to create unique and personalized spaces.

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