It is a very simple concept. We are introducing in the living room, as the center of interest, something equivalent to the traditional Japanese niches tokonoma and tana with the dimensions adapted to the European modern house.
It can be used in any living room decorating style. Or integrated in the bedroom or in the kids room.
And why not in the manager’s office or in another room in the headquarters of a company.
It can be positioned between two furniture corps or it can be made from plaster, wood, marble, glass, stainless steel, etc. .. anything you want or you like.
Note: The following three images are made in 3D Chief Architect program for you only to get an idea about the new concept and not as a special design.
It can go to the limit of kitsch (forgotten and wonderful word …….”kitsch”).
You can do it youself or you can ask an interior designer if you want something special.
At the top we will put a stamp, a symbol of the family or a profession, a great picture, a lamp or a special ornament. At the bottom we will put an Ikebana floral arrangement , preferably moribana.
According to the quality and sophistication of this arrangement, the guest can realize the consideration that you give it to him.
Even though when I learned about Moribana floral arranjements I understand that the longest flower length is 11/2 of the amount of vase width and the vase depth, I stuck within the idea that the moribana vase is very large.
I even looked for a while on the internet for the moribana floral arrangements with large vase and I didn’t found it. Therefore we will make the occidental moribana floral arrangements with low and large vases.
Occidental tokonoma can be achieved in two ways:
1. First to create the living room center of interest through a unique design occidental tokonoma and after that to furnish and decorate the room.
2. First to create a 3D virtual home design by photographing the living room furniture and decorations and transform them into 3D virtual objects using SketchUp 3D software and import them into a 3D home design software and then to do the occidental tokonoma design accordingly to the virtual room furniture and decoration.
Examples of Japanese tokonoma:
For more images access my Pinterest page Tokonoma.
Examples of Moribana Japanese floral arrangements:
For more images access my Pinterest page Moribana.
I think you’ll also like my Pinterest page Beautiful furniture, dresses, flowers and women.
In the next article I will present you the occidental floral arrangements moribana with large vases.
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