When designing a room, it’s important to remember that it’s the layers of detail that add a certain depth and richness to a room. When looking for a blind for this kitchen door, we chose to install this Japanese tsudare. Tsudare is the Japanese word for fine split bamboo blinds, which were used in the summertime to shade the interior of a home while allowing light and breezes to pass through. This particular blind is an antique tsudare from the Taisho period (c. 1920) with silk bindings and tassels, and engraved metal suspension hooks, sourced in Hong Kong. Rolled up during the daytime, or down for the evening, it is a small detail in the room that adds a bit of quiet interest to the overall design.