Take your cue from Tokyo street style with offbeat shapes, fluoro shades and plenty of tongue-in-cheek kitsch
Angular storage with sloping shelves stands out from the crowd –team with a pair of zany chairs to form a funky trio of pieces.
FURNITURE Tingo shelving unit, £1,200, Habitat. Bibendum chair, left, £2,514, Eileen Gray for Aram Designs at Aram Store. Wink armchair, right, £3,384, Toshiyuki Kita for Cassina. Shimmer coffee table, £1,262, Patricia Urquiola for Glas Italia at Aram Store. FLOOR Malmaison Berlingot rug, approx £1,953, Christian Lacroix Maison for Moooi Carpets. DETAILS Eclectic cushion, £59, Hay at Future and Found. Rabbit cookie jar, £12, George Home. Sunglasses, from £4.50, Silly Jokes Store. Fan garland, £14 for a pack of three, Talking Tables. Porcelain geisha, £198, Jonathan Adler. Pan Pan rabbits, from £43 each, B Kuehne-Thompson for Ligne Roset. Circle plywood print, £60, Future and Found.
Display your fashion staples on an updated designer icon… Its pops of colour are perfectly in tune with the modern mood.
WALL Fluorescent gaffer tape, £7.50 per roll, The Conran Shop. FURNITURE Loop chair, for details, see overleaf. DETAILS Hang it all coat rack, £199, Charles and Ray Eames for Vitra at Heal’s. Dress, £365, Manoush at Urban Outfitters. Tequila bag, £30; Shell bag, £30; Liquid Sarcasm bag, £15; Zoom clutch, £17.50; and pom pom, £4, all Skinnydip London. Vintage Lady vanity case, £39.95, Tatty Devine. Feather scarf, £85, Topshop.
Create a setting fit for a punk princess with pastel-pink furniture, comic-book images and an eye-popping array of accessories.
WALL AND DOOR Panels papered in pages from Ribbon Monthly Manga magazine, £10.60; and origami paper, £9.98 per pack, Japan Centre; and Dayglo paper, £10 per roll, The Conran Shop. FURNITURE Sadie dining table, £249 (including four chairs), George Home. FLOOR Doftranka rug, £35, Ikea. DETAILS Geisha dog print, from £250, 55 MAX. Sunglasses (plus cases), pom pom and fan garland, all as before. Face pots, from £50 each, Future and Found. Pencils, £4 for 5, Paperchase. Rabbit ornament, £6, George Home. Contemporary vase, £20, Next Home. Moto jacket, £150 Topshop.
Group together a range of ombré-coloured ceramics – Japanese street style is a similar mix of individuality and shared identity.
WALL Panels papered in manga magazine pages, as before. FURNITURE Haller table, for details, see opposite. DETAILS Foret vases, £420 each, Cédric Dequidt for Roche Bobois. Sitting Cats origami paper, £9.98 per pack, Japan Centre. Spray paint (for foliage), £4.95 per can, Hobbycraft.
Bold blocks of primary shades work equally well – this centrepiece table in vivacious yellow makes a fabulous focal point.
WALL, DOOR AND WINDOW Panels papered in manga magazine pages, as before. FURNITURE Haller table, £819.65, USM. Loop chair, left, £310, Cédric Ragot for Roche Bobois. Fjord H chair, centre, for details, see overleaf. Donatella chair, right, £170, Perch & Parrow. FLOOR 10200 tiles, £93.60 per sq m, Mosaic del Sur. DETAILS Bon Ton N1A1 pendant, £465, Cristina Celestino for Torremato at The Conran Shop. Sunglasses, as before. Ceramic vases, £12 for two, Next Home. Sitting Cats origami paper, as before. Bunny toast rack, £5; and Rabbit and Kitten plates, £4 each, all George Home. Minnie Mouse bag, £445, Disney x Christopher Ræburn at The Conran Shop. Feather scarf, £85, Topshop.
Echo the shape of a traditional Japanese fan with this extra-curvaceous chair… Its gradated grey finish ups the glam factor.
DOOR Panels papered in manga magazine pages, as before. FURNITURE Fjord H chair, £300, Patricia Urquiola for Moroso at Heal’s. FLOOR 10200 tiles, as before. DETAILS Fan garlands, sunglasses and origami paper, all as before.
Recreate a Harajuku street scene with cartoon characters and dazzling graphics. A plump sofa is just the place to take in the view…
FURNITURE Plumy settee, £3,844, Annie Hiéronimus for Ligne Roset. Mini Clay side table, £1,095, Marc Krusin for Desalto at Chaplins. Mini Togo chair, £611, Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset. FLOOR Susu rug, £400, Habitat. DETAILS Statistocrat floor lamp, £4,856, Atelier Van Lieshout for Moooi. Sapphire jewellery box, £9,500, Linley. Showtime vases, from £384 each, Jaime Hayón for BD Barcelona at Chaplins. Martha Coates Cuboid cushion, £40; and Bullseye circular cushion, £60, Habitat. Red Flamingo cushion, centre, and Trellis Bird cushion, right, from £110 each, Mariska Meijers. Mega Bumble figurine, £65; Mickey Mouse statue, £195; and Mini Bumble figurine, £25, all The Conran Shop. Tokyo Street print, from £250, 55 MAX.
This sleek bench blends Zen minimalism with modern multifunction – it can just as easily be used as a console or coffee table.
DOOR Panels papered in manga magazine pages, as before. FURNITURE Home Hotel bench, £3,806, Jean-Marie Massaud for Poliform. Double tray table, from £165, Mariska Meijers. Feelgood ottoman, £1,902, Antonio Citterio for Flexform. FLOOR 10200 tiles, as before. DETAILS Full Deck coasters, £79 for four; and Pop Rocks glasses, £14 each, all Jonathan Adler. Geometric teapot, £58; Geometric mugs, £18.50 each; and Geometric cups and saucers, £38 each, DesignK at Aram Store. Callie cushion, left, £25, Martha Coates for Habitat. Eclectic cushions, centre, £59 each, Hay at Future and Found. Curly sheepskin, £165, Cox & Cox. Kimono, from £403, Mariska Meijers.
Add some Western kitsch to the scheme with Damien Hirst-style art and an Adler sculpture. A pretty pastel bed helps ground the look.
FURNITURE Lily bed frame, £795 (mattress not included), Button & Sprung. Pilastro side table, left, and Colonna side table, right, £210 each, Kartell Goes Sottsass at Aram Store. Supernatural chair, £120, Ross Lovegrove for Moroso at Heal’s. Ren dressing table, £4,608, Neri & Hu for Poltrona Frau. FLOOR Teva rug, £249, Made.com. DETAILS Metal gym frame, £250; and Art Deco pendant, £450, Louise Miller Style. Panthela table lamps, £292 each, Louis Poulsen at Nest. Zoe cushions, £45 each; and Notts cushion, £40, all Habitat. Skold cushion covers, £15 each; and sheepskin rugs, £130 each, all Ikea. Llama print duvet set, £12, George Home. Printed throws, £62 each, The Conran Shop. Mickey and Minnie Mouse dolls, £150 each; and Miffy doll, £169, all Steiff. Hairy sliders, £26; and Hairy Harry ankle boots, £69, Topshop. Wooden dolls, £83 each, Alexander Girard for Vitra at Nest. Kokeshi boxes, from £18.50 each, Bento&co at Aram Store. Lucite giraffe, £495, Jonathan Adler. Splatter artwork, from £250, 55 MAX.
Photography ⁄ Simon Bevan