This Japanese-themed home features sophisticated furniture pieces, well-proportioned and unique architectural details (like a Japanese tea window separating the living area from the dining area), and an artfully laid-out tableau of well-selected accessories.

Although it looks like the work of a professional interior designer, this home's layout is actually the work of the owners, who prefer a Japanese aesthetic because of its simple lines.

The house, previously a traditional 1970s bungalow with elaborate balusters, was streamlined over the course of two months, and filling it with the right furniture pieces took all of two years.

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(First published in Real Living Magazine, Real Home section as "Designer's Instinct" in November 2008; styling by Issa Villar; photos by Miguel Nacianceno; adapted for use in Female Network)
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