Wabi Sabi: Something Old, Something Blue
Amidst all of the uncertainties 2009 holds, I am finding more solace and serenity in the Wabi Sabi philosophy. The stark contrast of Wabi Sabi against the last decade’s gluttony of HELOCs gone wrong is refreshing, to say the least. You don’t need the latest high-brow design couch, and you certainly don’t need to revamp your entire home with the trendiest colors. Instead, the treasures already in your home that symbolize your life, emotions, and personal history are perfect! In fact, the only elements in your home should be ones that you absolutely love, undoubtly need, or ideally fulfill both prerequisites!
British stylish Tonya Goodwin, whose lovely portfolio has been featured on many design blogs of late, embodies a peaceful Wabi Sabi aesthetic that combines the beauty of raw nature with polished yore. Her use of materials on this flourished European mantle is unexpected, yet so pleasing to the eye and soul. Truly, especially in these tumultuous times, don’t you find that less is indeed more?