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Waites, Boyd to Decorate Japan Show House

U.S. designers Raymond Waites and Eileen Kathryn Boyd will participate in the inaugural designer house show being put on next week by the new International Home Furnishings and Design association chapter in Japan.

The show will open March 4 in Yokohama City, Japan, and will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the city as a major seaport. The house selected is a Spanish style mansion, designed by American architect H. Morang Hall in 1930 for the London-born owner of Berrick Trading. The historic landmark now belongs to the city.

Waites will transform the master bedroom and sun porch. Boyd will design the den and bath. Both are conferring with designer workrooms in Japan, which will handle the installations.

"This event promises to be a very good introduction to the show house concept in Japan and something we intend to build on in the years to come," said Yasue Ishikawa, president of IFDA Japan.

The show house can be viewed at

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