Interior collaboration with "I'm home." Noguchi residence
This residence that achieved balance between house and feline was completed with the help of architect Tomoyuki Utsumi and our magazine. This interior design project began in 2011, and an ideal house was created with the deep integrity of the architecture as well as the interior.
The building that stands on the corner of a quiet residential area is 3 stories and has 6 rental houses in addition to the 105sq.ft owner penthouse. The owner, Yoko Noguchi, is a breeder of the world’s largest cat, Maine Coon. She wanted to create a house that is comfortable for her cat as well as for herself, in a space where cat and human can coexist. The elevator-accessible Noguchi residence has a spacious cat room on the bright and comfortable south side. The glass wall dividing the cat room and living dining separates the human space from the cat’s space, and invites the light deep into the house. Chief magazine editor and head of the interior coordinating project Elisa Sumita joined the project after the basic planning was complete. She envisioned “a house that makes the cat look beautiful” and decided that the basic interior color scheme should match the color of the cat. She selected a navy wall paper for the living room to match the porcelain floor tiles that were chosen, and grey and silver damask wallpaper for the bedroom, which unified the whole house in a chic color scheme. She also advised the owner to change the design of the glass wall that divides the cat’s room from the living space to a design that looks like a door, and selected each item in the room from various interior shops.
A unique and unforgettable space to enjoy both the soft daylight overlooking the terrace during the daytime and emotional lighting at night time was created.