I was leafing through one of my favourite books Chinese Style by Bradley Quinn and was struck by how much of the decoration within it's pages could be recreated in our domestic and commercial spaces by using stencils.
Japanese style stencils can be bought from many stencil companies. In this 'Get the look with stencils' feature I'll show some that could help create a similar roomscape to the one above. To start with I have picked Geisha.
A stencil allows you to apply any colour that you like through it, so if you don't like the choice in the illustrations it does not matter. The wall in the photograph appears to feature just two colours, a light and a dark one over a mid tone base. Geisha is a motif stencil and my next suggestion is a repeating design called Geishas.
Remember that a stencil may be used over many surfaces, not just the walls. Both of these gents could work well in our 'get the look' Japanese style room. You can find them by following the Geisha link.
Cherry blossom stencils are another lovely way to add Japanese style decoration and I have featured them many times on Design Inspiration but I don't think I have featured this one.
I had not forgotten the splendid fabric in the photo. Similar patterns can be found amongst toile and damask stencils, or by typing 'damask' into the search base of most stencil companies web sites. There are 32 entries for damask on mine. A brilliant resource for finding decorative stencils is Stencil Search, they offer thousands of stencils and related products from many stencil manufacturers around the globe. They also have a blog and a featured stencil artist section.
There are second hand copies of 'Chinese Style the art of living' by Bradley Quinn for sale at online book stores in case you want to treat yourself. I can not imagine why anyone would want to part with it.