| Yukiko Murayama has collected more than 100 Starbucks mugs from around the world. The doll and toys are collected by her mother. (Source: China Daily/Wang Jing)
"Everybody said I was crazy to put black paper onto the wall. But I just love it. It is just the effect I wanted. And I'm proud of my DIY with the old items," Murayama said.
"Never throw away old things because they've been part of your life and you can always discover new possibilities in them."
The bookshelves covering one wall are tailor-made from Boloni, but without backboard, which Murayama said minimizes her damage to the forests.
She sprayed the crystal chandelier white and asked an artisan from Suzhou to come and upholster the old brown swivel chair in black silky leather.
The dedicated follower of fashion changed a smaller bedroom into a walk-in wardrobe, which displays all her dresses and shoes. A closer look reveals that all the shoes are aligned according to their colors, which helps her choose the pair that best accompanies any chosen outfit.