How do you maximize minimalism?
You smelt the two together in the interior design furnace.
There are times you’ll be unlucky.
Moving from Gerard Butler in 300 to Gerard Butler in Angel has Fallen.
Softening and crying for help.
Other times you create wonderment and beauty.
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This is the shelf that Japandi sits on.
Prefer nicher names? You can call it Scandanese or Japanordic.
Two Become One
Japanese interior design goes on a date with its Scandinavian neighbor.
They have a child out of wedlock.
Neither expected it.
They barely know each other, it was one night of fun and two bottles of wine.
They spend more time with each. Duties of responsible parenting.
They get to know one another.
Japanese interior is elevated and graceful, Scandi is relaxed and cares about the natural environment.
Their child is the best of them.
Japandi grows into a design style of it’s own. Independent and influential in a world full of harsh opinions and old dogs.
Can’t See the Wood From the Trees
Together, they welcome wood.
In Japan, Cypress is a lemon-scented temple wood. It’s bent, weaved and carved to create noh theatres and sake cups.
Cedar controls furniture production because insects choose to avoid it and straight-grained Red Pine dominate ornamental gardens and living room beams.
Umbrella Pine is pale white. Sashimi and other Japanese delicacies are eaten off its cold tableware.
Ceremonial tea is sipped from the increasingly rare Japanese Old Cedar, high levels of iron have permeated its cells over time to contribute to a gray-brown coloration.
Fine-grained Empress Trees form chests and other cabinets but banging to the beat of the Taiko drum requires the assistance the Japanese Elm.
In Scandinavia, sleek desk designs made from Ash go on to become the bedrock for future literary prize winners.
Scientific breakthroughs play out in dreams on top of Pine bed frames.
Business plans are hashed out around tables of Beech.
Sanded into smooth contours, chairs expertly fit the backsides of those who need a rest and there are no carpeted floors.
Each species is chosen for its light coloring, making efficient use of a scarce Sun.
Where they differ is in the wood’s application.
Japanese interiors are warm and formal, Scandinavian interiors are cool and rustic.
Japandi brings those extremes closer to the middle.