Today we are going from Japandi to Wabi Sabi to acceptance of the imperfect reality, the aspirational dreams of what your idea of perfection may look like in your home space and a really nice chair that maybe encapsulates all of the above. Are you ready? Hold on to your coffee cups.
Hands up I had NO idea what Japandi and Wabi Sabi were but when I do what we all do when we don’t know the answer to something, and googled both, the pictures that came up showed imagery that was not at all new to me.
First I will take it a step back we have being seeing Scandi in interiors for years now, it is everywhere and I don’t say that to be disparaging even one teeny bit. I love it, and obviously we all do because it is a staple look and such a trusted go to style. With the fundamental pillars of Scandinavian design being functionality, great craftsmanship, unashamed simplicity and no compromise when it comes to beauty what is not to love? Stereotypically in design Scandinavians prioritise maximising natural light and there is usually subtly brilliant well thought through multi-functionality at play too.
My admirably adventure spirited parents took us on a family trip to Sweden when I was in my early teens. We had friends who had family connections there so we were introduced into rustic Swedish homes and welcoming sprawling summer parties on beautiful holiday-going islands which I can no longer remember the name of. Without divulging my age decades later I can still clearly see the muted palettes, the welcoming vibes, the restrained delectable fabrics, the exquisite sophistication of everything in sight. I don’t say that lightly, it stood out all those years ago that the Swedes just nailed it when it came to tasteful interiors.