Ideas to Inspire, featuring INspiration Interiors

Carefully selected furniture pieces provide the finishing touches to this updated townhome. (Architecture and Interior Design services by Hawaii Architecture.)

Article by Lennie Omalza, Photos by Olivier Koning, Augie Salbosa and Courtesy of INspiration Interiors

Issue Date:  (Fri) October 5, 2012

“It’s what’s on the inside that counts,”as the saying goes. The same is true for homes; a well-planned house with beautiful architecture just isn’t a home without the right furniture. Size, color, texture and function are all factors to consider. When the remodel of this 1970s townhome was
completed, the realtor called in Donna Sakamoto from INspiration Interiors in the Honolulu Design Center. Together, they carefully selected both interior and exterior pieces to set the scene.

The stools Sakamoto selected contrast perfectly with the absolute black granite counters. She says, “Because the house was so well designed and the finishes were really well done, I thought it would be good to have something clean and simple that didn’t take away from the design.”

KUB-LISBON indoor/outdoor table, available in white or royal brown in three different sizes, $499 - $899. Lisbon dining chair with sling-seat cushion and back pillow, $369.

“We wanted to add something interesting with a pop of pattern because everything was so neutral,”
Sakamoto says. Natuzzi Bracque ottoman,
available by special order.

NAT-2458 Savoy chaise sectional, $5,548.

Sakamoto says she selected this sectional to emphasize “the clean, low look that went with the
architecture of the house itself.”



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