Yves Saint Laurent believes that “fashion is ephemeral while style is eternal”. In this same spirit, a Japanese philosophy emphasises that “true beauty is found in the simplicity of the imperfect”. 
Let’s take a look at the Japanese concept: Wabi-Sabi. It consists of finding beauty in the imperfect, especially when it comes to interior design. And it’s not complicated to be simple, where less becomes more… How do you achieve this? Read on…

When it comes to interior design, Wabi-Sabi is about finding aesthetic appeal in simplicity without clinging to the need for perfection. Instead of focusing on acquiring lots of material things or trying to make every detail perfect, this concept encourages us to embrace imperfection and authenticity.

Wabi-Sabi is about admiring things with all their flaws and accepting the beauty of their evolution over time. It is about playing with what nature has to offer, including colour.

The power of colour

Colour is powerful and can influence the mood. Everyone’s relationship with colour is unique. That’s why colour palettes and textures should inspire your interior design.

Being directly related to nature, the Wabi-Sabi style prefers neutral shades such as beige, ecru, brown and grey, which are normally bright and draw attention to the sensory materials and textures.  Avoid using vivid shades to spice up the decor, as this may completely distort the style!

Wabi-Sabi values joy and expression over fashion and status. By valuing the joy that each interior piece brings, the room celebrates your individual taste, regardless of your style. To create a joyful space, you need to be very selective, making decisions based on emotion and choosing pieces that touch you personally.

Joy is found in identifying how a room makes you feel, whether it’s an affirmation of identity, a sense of nostalgia, a smile or simply comfort.