Did you see the pictures I did of a home with Asian design? Where!?
November 25, 2012 12:08 PM Subscribe
Have you seen (within the last decade) these pictures from a home design magazine? Traditional Asian (Japanese?) style - high ceilings with dark beams, large open spaces, tatami mats and paper screens, and very little else.
posted by attercoppe to Grab Bag (4 answers total)
I clipped some pages from a magazine within the past decade, I think more than five years ago. I think it was a design-y home/house type of publication, something like Architectural Digest or Dwell. Since then I've thrown them out, but have been thinking of them lately and wonder if I can track down the periodical and get copies again! A long shot, I know...
Here's what I recall: the pictures showed very very little, or maybe no, furniture or personal belongings in the space. One area in one room appeared to have a sand floor, and in the middle was a small fire pit. The walls were all paper screens, the floors were tatami mats. The ceilings were very high (12 feet+) with dark wood beams crossing at around 8 feet high or so. One picture was an outside view, showing a small pond with tall grasses around it, and a dark wood deck.
There was probably also an article of some sort along with the pictures, but I don't remember anything about it. I feel like the home was not in Asia but somewhere Western, probably in the States.