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Follow design tips to the letter

by Magdalena Osumi

Staff Writer

Recently, letters of the alphabet have become popular decorations in interior design, whether as symbols of the homeowner’s inner thoughts or as simple motifs. They can add a modern and personal touch to a room, especially if hand-painted and self-designed — something that visitors are invited to do at the Room Bloom workshop in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward this month.

Room Bloom is actually the name of a color palette created by Nippon Paint, who will provide the materials for the workshop, which takes place in the Living Design Center OZONE.

There’s no need to worry if your artistic skills are limited, as the event will be hosted by interior designers Saki Niioka and Natsuki Senba, whose ideas have been presented in various publications and blogs. The two artists will offer professional guidance on creating something that will match either your personality or your room.

This is the first of three workshops, and visitors will get to decorate the letter E. The other two workshops feature the letters T and A and will take place in July and August. The idea is that if you go to all three events, you can make combinations of your creations, such as the words “TEA” or “EAT.” Each letter is 65 cm tall and 30 cm wide, and the materials and tools are included in the workshop price of ¥3,000.

There are two Room Bloom workshops this month, on June 14 and 17, both from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Living Design Center OZONE in Park Tokyo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo’. Reservations are required and participation costs ¥3,000. For more information, visit

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