FUKUOKA , Japan

by Emi Murata @emiyuto

Emi's Children

Introduce yourself, where do you come from
and what do you do for a living?

I live in Fukuoka city in Fukuoka prefecture, Japan. I am working with Muji, a Japanese retail company.

What's your favourite thing about living in Fukuoka?

Cow in the mountains
I love Fukuoka because it's easy to access downtown, the beaches, and mountains.

Where did you go for your last holiday? Tell us about the experience.

Boat by the beach
I went to a market called "Nominoichi", in Gokoku shrine in Fukuoka.

What's your favourite season in Fukuoka?

Blossoming in the mountains
My favourite season is spring, which is when the cherry trees bloom. I have a gorgeous view of fully bloomed cherry trees from my living room every springtime. Unfortunately, it's not the best season for those who have hay fever though :D
Walking on the beach

How has Fukuoka changed over the years?

Looking out the ocean
There has been quite a bit of development, such as the expansion of many roads and streets. This regular development of the environment makes things run smoothly day to day.

What's on your wishlist for your home?

For interior design, I like to keep simple, Scandinavian and natural looking textures and tones.

Additionally I want to increase my collection of Scandi-style items and to figure out how I can utilise spaces to organise things.
Neat and organized
Organized and proper
Simplicity is the best

Have you ever sacrificed a design decision
in favour of a more practical option? 

The perfect arrangements
Actually I haven't really sacrificed anything but one may consider this "giving up" a little or compromising a bit for my interior.

I wanted to attach polka-dotted fabric inside my storage closet in my traditional Japanese room, but I thought it would cost too much and be too troublesome for me to work on it by myself.

How do you spend an average Friday night?

I'm working every Saturday, so there's nothing special that I can really do on a Friday night. If I succeed in defeating my sleepiness, I would try reading and watching movies before my "weekends".
Living room shot at night

What's the advantage of getting a slipcover for your sofa?

Common area
It's good for changing atmosphere in a living room, I think.
My collections
Light brunch

Would you say that you've purchased your dream sofa?
Why or why not?

Yes! What I like about my sofa is the fact that it has just two back cushions even though my sofa is three-seater size. Also I like that its made with a wooden (oak) frame.
Old sofa before slipcovering your awesome covers
Fresh from the oven!

We love your style, Emi-san!

Emi-san's custom slipcovers for cushions are in a lovely, soft fabric called Shire Teal which is a wool and polyester blend by Comfort Works. We can create a variety of made-to-measure slipcovers in many shapes and sizes.