Hayes relaxes with her dog, Clover. HardiePlank siding, painted Benjamin Moore’s Essex Green, and white trim embellish the front façade.

Adirondack chairs line the gracious front porch.

Adirondack chairs line the gracious front porch.

Shiplap siding and oak detailing clad the marble-topped island.

Shiplap siding and oak detailing clad the marble-topped island.

Shaker-style cabinets sourced at Kitchen Concepts in Annapolis line the white kitchen.

Shaker-style cabinets sourced at Kitchen Concepts in Annapolis line the white kitchen.

In Hayes's open plan, the dining area flows into the adjacent kitchen.

In Hayes’s open plan, the dining area flows into the adjacent kitchen.

The teak dining table from Williams Sonoma is surrounded by Indonesian teak-and-rope chairs.

The teak dining table from Williams Sonoma is surrounded by Indonesian teak-and-rope chairs.

In the living area, the family gathers on a Lee Industries sofa upholstered in denim and two Noir armchairs.

In the living area, the family gathers on a Lee Industries sofa upholstered in denim and two Noir armchairs.

Lloyd Flanders wicker furniture offers seating on one side of the back porch.

Lloyd Flanders wicker furniture offers seating on one side of the back porch.

At the other end of the porch, Hayes serves casual meals on a vintage table with Serena & Lily café chairs.

At the other end of the porch, Hayes serves casual meals on a vintage table with Serena & Lily café chairs.

In the master bedroom, a beaded Ro Sham Beaux chandelier emphasizes the vaulted ceiling.

In the master bedroom, a beaded Ro Sham Beaux chandelier emphasizes the vaulted ceiling.

In the kids’ hang-out area, the Annapolis pillow is by Mira Jean Designs.

In the kids’ hang-out area, the Annapolis pillow is by

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There is an assuring calm that comes in living the Japanese wabi-sabi ethos. Once we accept the transience and imperfection of life, we can come to appreciate unexpected beauty in weathered objects and raw materials we discover around us. In order to gently harness this peaceful aesthetic, we must shed ourselves of a perfectionist skin-deep society and instead embrace authenticity. This translates to interior design through furniture built from bare knotted timber, floors of rustic stone, pitted concrete walls and surfaces, woven rugs, and intriguing hand-made textiles. A lived-in look is nurtured rather than show-home chic, and a reassuring sense of peace and tranquility through simplicity.

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