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sneak peek: yumiko sekine of fog linen work

by anne

It’s always a pleasure to travel to different parts of the world via sneak peeks. Today’s look into the home of Yumiko Sekine of Fog Linen Work takes us to Shimokitazawa, Tokyo, and is marked by a modern natural style. Yumiko says that many people who come to her home say it feels the same as her store, Fog, but with a different color scheme. Her ultimate goal: to keep her home as simple as possible. Thanks, Yumiko! — Anne

Special thanks to Debi Treloar for the photos!

Image above: Table cloths change the mood of the house, so I enjoy changing [them] to change the mood every few days. The one above is from the collection of linens I design.

Image above: It is hard to keep the bookshelves organized since I love books and buy lots of them. In order to stay organized, I have a day to get rid of the magazines and books I no longer need.

Image above: The kitchen should be simple and clean. At first I didn’t like [the] Japanese system of kitchens, but it is very practical to organize all of the equipment.

Image above: My living room. I thought I would spend more time here, but I don’t at all . . . I need to get [a] new couch instead of [a] bench!

CLICK HERE for the rest of Yumiko’s sneak peek (and to see all of the images on one page) after the jump!

Image above: Guest bedroom. Keep it simple. Someone told me it feels like a jail? Maybe it’s too simple!?

Image above: I spend most of my time in the kitchen. These days I am trying to cook more at home.

Image above: Every season I have new kitchen towels from Fog Linen’s new collection. New kitchen towels make your kitchen work fun!

Image above: Favorite dishes from my friends Sherry Olsen and Diana Fayt.

Image above: Curtain — I love patchwork out of linen remnants from production. I have published [a] book about this called “Linen work” (in Japanese only).

Image above: Bathroom. I love taking [a] bath every morning and night — the most relaxing times of a day. Now is the season for Yuzu yu (I put small Japanese oranges in the bath, which smell so nice!).

Image above: My cat Goban LOVES linen! She sleeps on the linen comforter. She used to work at Fog store, so she knows what good linen is.

Image above: My desk in the bedroom. I do some sewing here.

Image above: The little entrance space of my house — keep it simple!

Image above: My beloved cat. She has also been a good model for [the] Fog catalog for many years.

Image above: Me and [my] best friend!!

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