When I was a child, there are many things I had hoped to become when I grow up. Two of those were to design my would be daughter’s dresses and to design the would be home of my would be family. These happened to some extent but not fully. I was able to make my daughter a peach dress for a friend’s wedding this year. There aren’t so many dresses around here for that color and I probably would have paid about 120€ if I ever found one. Interior-wise, I was also able to design our humble abode somehow. Though I would have wanted something simpler yet sophisticated.
I may not have lived those dreams of mine but I take great inspiration from one who did. It’s no other than Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada, founder of Kenzo, distributor of one of my favorite brand of perfumes, skincare products and clothes. He started his designs with fabrics from flea sales, mixing a number of bold fabrics to create a piece of clothing. Kenzo retired in 1999 from his fashion house. However, he came back with a different mission, that is to be a decoration designer, thus Kenzo Maison.
What could be more eye catchy than these Kenzo poufs and side tables (above photos) in your own living room? These poufs or ottoman has wheels that one can move them easily using the leather handle. Handbag inspired, these bucket-shaped seats are adorned with a beautiful flower fabric Kenzo is known for and there’s also an enchanting, giant flower on the side handle for some cuteness.
During my free time I browse around to get inspiration on how to best design a small house. My take is to have a living room like the one pictured below – colorful seats, hardwood bookshelves and floors, some walnut center table of different designs, some more consoles for inspiration, there’s always a trove of them across the web. It is quite a challenge to design homes without sacrificing space. I have seen a lot of inspiring interior at pinterest and there are many ideas showing how to maximize use of nooks, hidden spaces, stairs and all those. Even wall prints and paints are taken into consideration and I would love a Kenzo-inspired wall too!
Franc Ramon says
Having stylish furniture really brightens up the household especially this one which is made by fashion designer.
one thing i learned that fashion designers project also their personality and style through their home fashion furnitures 🙂
I never knew Kenzo is such a multitalented designer. Those seats are just fabulous. The living room photo just makes me wanna relax and enjoy a lazy afternoon. So nice.
Those are nice sofas and stools. I like stools like that that can also be used to keep toys and other small things.
it’s very interesting and colorful!
I’m lacking artistic style when it comes to picking up furniture. I need my hubby’s guide to make the right choice!hahaha!
sigrid @ Lifeandleisure says
wow! impressive. i love the floral ones on the left. if i have my own house and could afford some luxuries, i would like to splurge on unique furniture that are not only comfortable but also stylish. 😀
My MIL is an interior designer… i’ll show this post to her..
What a flowery sofa set! I am pretty sure my daughter would love that! Hope it is available in the country!
Wawawow! That is simply awesome. Very fashionable! Bagay ang furniture na ganito para sa mga magagandang bahay din hehe
Teresa Martinez says
Oh! These are simply sensational to have in a home.
the right furniture can make a difference in a house. I wish I am good at choosing the right furniture and I wish more that I can afford to buy expensive ones.
Adin U. Blankenship says
Lovely collection! It sure makes up a wonderful home. 🙂 Love this! 🙂
Mel Cole says
i don’t know… the models look like walking rugs. nice pastel colors on the fabric though. nice living arrangements.
those are stylish indeed. very creative. It almost looks like a huge hand carry bag hhehhe
Very bright and colorful furniture! It will surely brighten up our homes.
Japan has some really interesting fashion. i dont think i could wear their fashion, it doesnt suit me. but that livingroom is really pretty, except for the purple color, i dont think it matches. =D
Wow those designers really do their job well…Very pretty…
ppi claims says
Wow !!! Amazing. The design is really elegant in spite of the mixture of colors
You can really tell that this designs in a home also comes from a fashion designer as they are not afraid to play with colors, texture, and patterns 🙂 I love the style but I think my husband won’t approve if we apply it in our house 🙂
fashion and passion says
ooh, that’s really nice. I so love to have one of those but i guess it cost that much.
I have one of his fragrances, I didn’t know he did furniture as well, wow.
I like it. It’s probably very expensive though.
md kennedy says
Gorgeous! I love Kenzo’s fabrics and always wondered if they were available in anything except clothes. Someday if I win the lottery….!