Liv­ing in the mo­ment

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John Lewis is al­ready on the case and its lat­est cap­sule col­lec­tion – V&A In­spired, John Lewis De­signed – has its first own-de­sign wall­pa­per that cre­ates a Ja­panese mu­ral of cranes fly­ing above froth­ing waves.

“Ja­panese de­sign has al­ways been hugely in­flu­en­tial but it def­i­nitely seems to be hav­ing a mo­ment right now,” says head of de­sign Philippa Prinsloo, from John Lewis’s Home depart­ment, who adds: “It seems to be mov­ing from sea­sonal trend into some­thing more per­ma­nent.”

The good news for those who like Scan­di­na­vian in­te­ri­ors is that the two styles work well to­gether. “Ja­panese de­sign shares qual­i­ties with the sim­plic­ity of Scan­di­na­vian de­sign,” ex­plains Prinsloo.

So there’s no need to throw out your hygge throws and faux fur cush­ions. CAP­SULE COL­LEC­TION: Kaiyo wall­pa­per from the V&A In­spired, John Lewis De­signed col­lec­tion costs £80 but one roll but will cre­ate this mu­ral; Konoha & Kumo cush­ions, £45 (03456 049049; john­lewis.com)

Rec­tan­gu­lar Ka­sai Carta tiles by Refin, 25cmx150cm, from £140 per square me­tre (0203 603 1884; refin-ce­ram­ic­tiles.com)

Lamor­ran serv­ing bowls from £11, (01793 427450; nep­tune.com)

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