Wabi Sabi is generated from the organic creations of nature. By introducing natural materials such as wood, clay and stone in your home, and natural fabrics for bedlinen, clothing and kitchenware, you will create a space that brings the outside in. Finding the beauty in timeworn treasures, handcrafted and well-made pieces or family items handed down generation to generation are very much part of the Wabi Sabi philosophy. Repurposing items that have had a previous life, giving them a new one.
We talk about layering your lighting plan a lot here at Urban, especially when considering the ideology of Wabi Sabi. Keep both light and shadow in mind, noting how the contrast changes your space at different times of the day. Embrace low light and darkness when it suits the season and your mood. Soft washes of light that can be added to or softened further will help create a harmonious feel. Well placed down lights, task lighting, dimmer switches and organic shaped or handmade pendants will highlight those beautiful vignettes of well-loved pieces you have carefully curated. Impermanent, imperfect and incomplete.