Take a look at this pictorial series of a home listed in the San Francisco area (Photo courtesy of Openhomesphotography.com/bs) .

The house was designed in joint effort by an architect and a zen priest. I'm not sure what a "zen priest" is but his involvement did make me curious to see the house. You can find out more about the zen priest here.

The lighting seems to be mainly indirect, like the undercabinet lighting in the kitchen pictored above. If you want to try this in other parts of the house you could place spot lights behind architectural features and direct them at empty walls.

If the interior design resonates with you then look for natural materials and refined, utility-focused designs. Check out our selection of Asian-style wood home furnishings for a similar look.