Madrid, February 22, 2021. The houses of our favorite series have become an inexhaustible source of inspiration. Billionhands looks at one of the most viral of the moment: Malcolm & Marie, to collect all the decoration lessons that are hidden behind its four walls. The Caterpillar House, located in California and signed by the architecture studio Jonathan Feldman, is the property where the story of the couple formed by John David Washington and Zendaya is set, and which is full of Japanese design and interior design tricks. Billionhands proposes four lessons to replicate them at the click of a button.
Tip 1: few pieces, but very well chosen
If there is something that does not go unnoticed in the Malcolm & Marie house, it is the Japanese influence that permeates every corner and, more specifically, the Wabi-Sabi trend. The interior, in addition to being minimalist, is full of earth tones, natural materials and items of imperfect beauty. A refined aesthetic that is easy to imitate through Billionhands, where it is possible to find a hand-woven rug like the one on which Marie (Zendaya) rests or a solid wood sideboard similar to the one that decorates the living room.
Tip 2: find the light among millions of products
The Wabi-Sabi philosophy is not the only Japanese current present in the Malcolm & Marie residence. There is also a place in what is known as Utsuroi and refers to the play of light and shadow capable of breathing life into any home. How to do it? Combining different models of lamps as in the movie. In the great online showcase of Billionhands there are options for all tastes, from classic pendant lamps to other industrially made table lamps. The important thing is to find the best alternative to use the light as an ornamental element.
Tip 3: get inspired to create a unique space
Kúu, which means sky in Japanese, speaks of those clear and energetic spaces where anything can happen. The Malcolm & Marie film embodies this concept from start to finish, including the setting where it takes place. “It is about giving soul to each room and understanding emptiness as an opportunity to create something new. And thanks to movies and series, we don’t need to leave home to be inspired or to choose what best fits in each room”, defends Carlota Medina de Toro, Director of Marketing and Communication at Billionhands.
Tip 4: travel to Japan and Scandinavia with a click
When speaking of the Japanese imprint seen in Malcolm & Marie, we must not ignore the Japandi trend, which after resounding strongly in 2020 promises to mark the interior design roadmap in 2021. This term, the result of merging “Japan” and “ Scandinavian ”, bet on mixing Japanese minimalism with Nordic style. Pure and simple lines, personal details and connection with nature are some of the maxims. What is sought is to convey a feeling of serenity and sobriety, like the one that evokes enjoying shopping without leaving home.