Capturing the spirit of Wabi-Sabi in the home, with all of its sweet imperfections, leads to a sense of peace and a balanced sense of self. These four Japanese influenced interiors range from an ultra rustic aesthetic that toys with transience through aged wood, right through to a clean modern places with softer wabi-sabi moments. Raw timber, rustic stone, discoloured concrete, woven rugs, and hand-made rattan pieces thread through all the spaces in between, generating the reassuring lived-in look that defines the aesthetic.

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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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