For a young couple starting out in Tokyo, this apartment was gutted and brought up to a very contemporary, streamlined design. We love the results, starting from this hot pink work area concealed behind crisp white doors:
...to this bright kitchen and soothing tatami room. It was designed by BAKOKO Design & Development, and it all works within a compact and sensible floorplan (last image above). For a little DIY inspiration, you can see tons of progress photos right here.
Images: Flickr member BAKOKO, licensed for use by Creative Commons