Every trip will always bring you unforgettable memories. From the journey, you may find inspiration for the future, appreciate the present, and reflect on the past. Because of this, travel has become an indispensable nutrient in life.
For the homeowners who like to travel, a visit to a Tsutaya Bookstore in Daikanyama, Tokyo inspired them to recreate the quiet and rejuvenating feeling of Japanese culture into their new home. Moving from the suburbs to the busy and crowded Taipei city centre, they were initially worried that they would not adapt well. As their interior space suddenly shrank, fitting their many clothes and books have proved to be a considerable challenge. The homeowners then approached Dial Interior Design, who specialises in Japanese-style aesthetics, to help transform this 356sqft loft into a healing place that allows them to relive their travel experiences.
Design director Zhu Zhifeng is an expert at blending Japanese culture with the spirit of Taiwan. Using Japanese-made construction tools and Seiko woodwork, a bookshelf that runs down the entire wall of the loft is installed so that the owners can adequately store their collection of books. A raised platform with floor cushions carves out an additional tearoom on the ground floor, and a multi-functional tatami bedroom overlooking the entire space allows homeowners to feel as though they're back in the bookstore they loved so much in Japan.
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