The Studio

Founded in 2004, utide has created luxurious yet liveable residences in Japan.
We believe that each project has a story to tell.
The story our projects tell is created through in-depth collaboration with each client and our fundamental approach,
“utility + design.” It’s this ethos from which our company “utide” takes its name.
We go beyond interior practices to deliver a completely hands-on service teaming together with architects,
decorators, lighting designers, and landscape designers.
We wholeheartedly believe that our timeless bespoke design should not merge into the uniformity or pander to trends.

Founder

For more than 15 years, I have been fortunate enough to design elegant, sophisticated, and timeless interiors for clients. My background is a fusion of cultures. I was born in Tokyo, raised in New York, and worked in London. My diverse background, personal and professional, and my experience in real estate development and corporate branding have influenced my design approach and perspectives. I can’t thank my clients enough for the opportunities they have given me, which has led to where I am today.

Graduated from
Keio University Faculty of Economics
Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance
(Architecture Urban Design)

GOOD INTERIOR DESIGN IS MORE THAN THE WAY THINGS LOOK,
IT IS ABOUT HOW THE SPACE IS TO BE USED AND ENHANCED BY THE PERSON WHO INHABITS IT.

It is a journey

Your journey starts with us and will continue after you move into your new home. Working intimately with you, our partners, to understand your needs, we ensure that everything is built from your experience, from the initial concept to final handover.

We’ve been in this business for over a decade and a half. Over that time, we’ve worked intimately with our clients to learn and understand their needs and develop relationships built on trust and a mutual understanding.

The most rewarding part of this work is when clients return to us for their second and even third house design projects. Whether it’s building a newlywed apartment for an old client’s son or designing the perfect retirement home for a previous client’s parents, everyone we work with is like family to us.

Your journey starts with us and will continue after you move into your new home.

Services

At utide, we mainly build houses with the following 4 operations as the main axes.

  • Housing Design

    We collaborate with architects to develop new homes from scratch. By collaborating with an architect from the earliest stages, you’ll have input throughout the entire process.

  • Renovation

    We do both total and partial renovations of apartments and houses, depending on the client’s budget and the home’s structural restrictions.

  • Design Consultation

    We can also work as a design advisor to the client. We check the drawings and estimates on behalf of the client and advise on necessary areas to get the best results.

  • Interior Coordination

    We coordinate furnishings, accessories, art, and lighting, both vintage and contemporary, to suit the existing interior.

Contact us

If you would like to work with us on your next project, you can speak to one of the team via the following methods.

15-8-203, Kamiyama, Shibuya Tokyo

LET’S
WORK TOGETHER

We’re always delighted to discuss new collaborations.
Let us help you turn your
dreams into reality.