We asked Perth design guru Holly Yeomans, of furniture distributors Roxby Lane, to describe the design style of Japandi and to tell us about her favourite things and recommended buys.
“It’s Scandi meets Japan in a style that takes cues from Wabi-sabi, or finding beauty in the imperfect,” she says.
It features less bright copper and more muted metallics in matte tones. Natural materials like plywood, woven rattan, cork on walls and artisan-crafted pieces tick all the boxes and the style encourages the inclusion of matte terracotta.
Select natural timbers and muted colours of sage, cinnamon and kale contrasted with dark tones.
Holly says when it comes to furniture, her pick is the GlobeWest Bogart Block sofa in forest green velvet. “It’s gorgeous. Growing up in the tropics and being naturally fair, I’ve always been drawn to green – it’s my favourite colour.”
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Holly says everyone has the capacity to be creative in their home decor. “Over the past 10 years, whenever I travel anywhere I make a point of purchasing something special, whether a vase, tablecloths, throws, bowls, sculpture and artwork that defines that time in my life where I feel happy and I like to add that item to my home.
“I search for that one piece. I have eclectic taste which I can appreciate is not everyone’s cup of tea. I think if you like it, don’t be afraid to give it a go. I like to hone into whether I really like it because it’s trendy or actually is the item impacting me. If it impacts, purchase it I say.”
Holly’s favourite things
$100 to spend
Vases – I love a stunning vase, it’s a great way to show your style by adding colour and texture. When filled with fresh flowers on the kitchen sideboard, they really brighten my mood. Loving woven baskets too!
$500 to spend
New bed linen always lifts my mood; plus plants, flowers and pots. Every home should have lovely potted plants.
$5000 to spend
We’re in the process of renovating our home so I’m on the lookout for a fabulous sideboard that I can convert to a bathroom vanity.
Bathtub and tapware.
Ditch or keep?
- Grandma’s vases
- A velvet couch
- A geometric dhurrie rug
- Wrought-iron outdoor setting
- Stained-glass lampshade
- Mud Australia fruit bowl
- Leather armchair
- Bohemian crystal
- A vintage chandelier
- A metal side table
- An Asian teak entertainment unit
- Tolix reproduction bar stools
- Laminated buffet
- A dream catcher
- A brightly printed doona cover
Visit roxbylane.com to find out more about the GlobeWest range.