new japanese book: a guide to interior wall colour

February 10, 2012  in books, news

japanese interior design book

Following my home being featured in the Liberty Chic book last year, I was asked by another Japanese publisher if it could be featured in an interior design book. I love Japanese books; their design, smaller size and they are always filled with creativity and style. I said yes straight away and am so pleased I did. A few days ago a package arrived out of the blue, containing a copy of the new book as a sweet surprise.

It is a guide to decorating called Wall Color Interior by Yuki Kubota and Chieko Tomita, part of an ‘Interiors of Europe’ series. It is packed with photos and features 21 homes from Berlin, Copenhagen and London. There are lessons, advice and how-to’s plus a case study of each home, although it is in Japanese only. The home on the front cover above belongs to Kristine Lavigne of Danish design collective Meyer-Lavigne in Copenhagen. Below are a few of the spreads of my home in London with images taken by photographer Teruyuki Yoshimura.

sania pell in a japanese design book

sania pell's home in japanese interiors book

sania pell's home

It is published by Graphic Publishing Co and you can find out about it and many others from the Interiors of Europe series here.

little flower display by sania pell

I couldn’t resist putting together a little Japanese-inspired display to photograph with the book.

The only problem I now have after receiving a copy is that I want to go back to Berlin, Copenhagen and Japan! I had better start saving…


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  1. jana says:

    extremely nice photo again! like it. And undersand your needs. Have to go to Berlin and Copenghagen too. Never saw Japan (I can save, right now :)) Btw. living room on third photo is on cover page “Decorate” book, I have and like also.

  2. Anya Adores says:

    Gosh I adore the things that you do and paint – lovely stuff 🙂
    Have a great weekend,
    PS: Following 🙂

  3. allesistgut says:

    What an enchanting book. Love the style of presenting it. Lovely.
    Have a nice weekend! 🙂

  4. elisa says:

    very cool. japan is entrancing, i would love to go! x

  5. It’s always lovely to see your amazing house in a magazine! And I love all things Japanese! xx

  6. tina says:

    Yes, it’s official. I do hang out (at our meet ups) with a celebrity!

    I have a big soft spot for these Japanese book series, albeit not being able to understand what goes with the pictures.
    How wonderfull for you to be featured in them. Congratulations lovely Sania. It looks beautiful. I also love the little ceremony you prepared in honour of welcoming your book. Very fitting!

    Berlin. Check. Copenhagen check. Japan, oh how I long to visit thee…. rather jealous of anyone who’s been. So looking forward to go there one day and shop and gorge on sushi till I drop:)

    You know there is a quick remedy for Berlin. In May. Can you join?

  7. what a lovely creative blogg you have:) wish you a nice weekend…Love Maria at

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Sania Pell freelance interior stylist London.

Sania Pell is a freelance interior stylist, creative director and consultant based in London. She is a Contributing Stylist at Elle Decoration magazine, with whom she has worked for over 18 years, and is known for bringing a unique aspect to photographic shoots for national publications, leading international brands and retailers as well as style consultancy for top architecture practices and property development companies. She is the author of best-selling book The Homemade Home and The Homemade Home for Children. A trained, former textile designer, Sania is also involved in many multi-disciplinary creative projects.

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