Kourtney Kardashian taps into the soothing Japandi trend in this transitional space

Wood stairs and a large house plant make for the perfect Scandinavian and Japanese-inspired design combination

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Despite a whirlwind lifestyle as a member of one of the world's most famous families, Poosh founder and overall wellness junkie Kourtney Kardashian knows how to create a calm space.

In a recent video on her Instagram page, the reality star and entrepreneur showed us around her LA home, a fixture on our TVs. This time, we couldn't help but admire the serene wood flooring and greenery in the home, taking cues from the increasingly popular Japandi trend.

Blending Scandi design with Japanese values, Japandi style is a simple way to incorporate a pleasing aesthetic into the home.

'The Japandi trend sits between Western and Eastern ideas of minimalism,' says Owen Pacey, the Founder of antiques specialist Renaissance London. It allows designers to amalgamate and cross-reference visuals, materials, and colors from two geographies that share similar outlooks.'

Owen Pacey
Owen Pacey

Over the course of his 25-year career, East End born Owen Pacey has established a reputation as a foremost expert in architectural salvage. As well as offering a vast array of original pieces, from furniture and lighting to mirrors and statuary in his Renaissance showroom, he has developed a bespoke fireplace service, meticulously matching historical designs.

The key Japandi design rules involve creating an oasis within the home, one that is reminiscent of time spent outdoors. Naturally, organic materials are the essential element in making a house feel akin to a calming, outside atmosphere.

'Bringing a touch of the outside in through raw materials and nature-inspired designs promises to instantly uplift and connect us to our surroundings,' Mor Krisher, Head of Design at Caesarstone, says. 

Materials such as rich oaks and walnuts warm up the space and create a clean, cozy feel.

Scandinavian living room with dark wood floor and white walls

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Mor Krisher

Mor is the creative mind between Caesarstone, an international firm that produces premium countertops made from fine minerals. He is an expert in kitchen design and countertop pairings. 

There's no nature without greenery, and as such, plants are crucial to achieving the Japandi look – not to mention increasing your energy and overall mood.

'Now is the perfect time to lean on your old friends, the house plants,' explains Camilla Clarke, Creative Director at Albion Nord. 'Shake things up by re-locating them so rooms in your home gain a new lease of life. Plants increase levels of oxygen, and nice smelling flowers can help boost your mood and productivity levels.'

Camilla Clarke
Camilla Clarke

Creative director at London-based interior design firm, Albion Nord, Camilla Clarke has worked at some of London’s leading interior design practices. Clarke uses her artistic background to influence her interior designs on everything from contemporary penthouses to Georgian homes.

Shop the Japandi edit

With a simple formula of wood + greens, Japandi is a highly accessible style that's worth trying out, especially in the colder months. Below, find some Japandi-inspired home picks to create a natural oasis.

Hannah Ziegler
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Hannah is Homes & Gardens’ News Editor, with a focus on celebrity style and entertainment content. She got her start in media as a digital editorial assistant at ELLE Canada, and has since written about lifestyle and culture for publications such as Nylon and i-D.


Her love of film is rivalled only by one with a great soundtrack, and she hopes to someday decorate a Nancy Meyers-worthy kitchen.