Balance Your Home with Wabi-Sabi

What’s the first thing that enters your mind when you hear the phrase “wabi-sabi”?

No, not wasabi. (Wasabi!)

Wabi-sabi. It’s a Japanese concept in art that encourages the acceptance of imperfection. In our society that practically worships perfection, it’s a breath of fresh air. Embracing imperfection provides a healthy balance and helps one accept that “nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect” (Powell, Richard; Wabi Sabi Simple).

Imperfections prove that something is authentic. Haven’t you ever felt that a “perfect” person is hard to relate to until you find that weak spot that makes them human? The same applies to art, and, consequently, home decor.

Introducing rustic, weathered, or otherwise irregular elements into a home makes it warm, natural, and real.
Sierra Copper Sahara Drop-In Basin
Sierra Copper Sahara Drop-In Basin
Premier Copper WBV_SF01
Premier Copper Wine Barrel Vanity Package
Elite Bath FB16
Elite Bath Flora Above Counter Vessel
California Faucets 5409
California Faucets Santa Barbara Bar Faucet with Swivel Spout
Elkay Lavatory Vessel Sink, Cast Brass with Bronze Aged Finish
Handcrafted pieces characteristically feature pitting or color variations. These “defects” are, in fact, what makes them perfect for a balanced home.
DVontz TCI6731
DVontz Isabella Copper Bath
Cole & Co. 11.22.275538.40
Cole & Co. Designer Series Davis Vanity
Terra Acqua Miramar
Terra Acqua Miramar Above Counter Vessel
Toto LT163
Toto Waza Vessel

Make your home modest, unassuming, and welcoming in its imperfections to make it perfect for you and your loved ones. Tell us about your home decor philosophies!