Wabi sabi home Finding beauty in imperfection

Mark Bailey

Book - 2019

Wabi-sabi is the Japanese ancient philosophy of finding beauty in the imperfect and embracing the humble. It is not a decorating style, but a concept that celebrates the imperfect, the transient and the time-worn. Wabi-sabi is alive and well in many Japanese homes, where frayed, weathered and worn items are treasured, and modest, everyday objects are given elevated status by being displayed in a measured way. In Wabi-Sabi Home, Mark and Sally Bailey visit homeowners all over the world who unders...tand that battered, scuffed, peeling and handmade objects are not just beautiful but preferable to pristine ones, because they bring a place to life, and make it feel homely and personal. This book is divided into five chapters that each expand upon an element of the Wabi-sabi home: textiles, textures, colours, handmade pieces and collections. Each chapter considers how to incorporate these features into your own space and focuses on a single home that encapsulates these ideas and reveals the satisfying and authentic beauty in imperfection.

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2nd Floor 747.0952/Bailey Due Feb 22, 2023
London : Ryland Peters & Small [2019]
Item Description
First published in 2014 as Imperfect home.
Includes index.
Physical Description
207 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Main Author
Mark Bailey (author)
Other Authors
Sally (Business owner) Bailey (author), Debi Treloar (photographer)