Simplicity at Home: Japanese Rituals, Recipes, and Arrangements for Thoughtful Living

Simplicity at Home: Japanese Rituals, Recipes, and Arrangements for Thoughtful Living

By Yumiko Sekine
224 pages
February 2021


A gorgeous guide to creating a beautiful, comfortable home based on Japanese traditions from the founder of the beloved lifestyle brand Fog Linen Work.

For anyone who dreams of a home filled with well-organized closets, eye-catching flower arrangements, perfectly draped blankets, and thoughtfully curated shelves, here is a guide to cultivating an elegant home.

Yumiko Sekine, founder of the internationally celebrated lifestyle brand Fog Linen Work, shares lovely rituals and simple techniques based on Japanese traditions, including practices for decorating, organizing, preparing food, and more. From the kitchen to the bedroom and every space in between, here are tips for refreshing a home each season—arranging and displaying fresh flowers in spring, choosing the right sheets and linens for summer, taking warm herbal baths in autumn, and draping blankets and layering rugs to cozy up a space for winter. Brimming with easy-to-follow tips for elevating any space and packed with hundreds of photographs showcasing gorgeous interiors, this book is an invitation to create a home that nourishes, rejuvenates, and inspires—all year long.

"We're grateful to Yumiko Sekine of Fog Linen for introducing us to a new world of quietly beautiful household and clothing essentials from Japan. At Remodelista, we've all incorporated her subtle, refined, unshowy, and eminently useful pieces into our everyday lives. Now, in Simplicity at Home, we get a further glimpse into her design philosophy and her devotion to sustainability and slow living-plus a first look at her enchanting new Tokyo home."-Julie Carlson, Editor-in-Chief, Remodelista