FLOW has been created to explore the many aspects of the “Wabi Sabi” trend which is taking the Australian market by storm, known simply as “the perfect imperfection”. We know it is so much
more than this and even more importantly we offer a closer look at the philosophy behind the “trend” and understand the subtle nuances and many interpretations of both the ideals of “Wabi Sabi” and the deeper connections it offers with your surroundings and embracing the environment around you.
Adapting the “Wabi Sabi” ethos is to embrace the beauty of the everyday. This acknowledgement and acceptance of the beauty in what is around us evokes an overwhelming sense of connection to our natural environment. The focus on earthy and muted tones echoes this, offering a sense of harmony and balance borne by an innate deeper connection to our natural environment.
Whites and neutrals are often synonymous with creating peaceful interiors, but In Balance shows that deep hues and earthy tones are an equally harmonious couple. If your first thought was that pink and green would completely clash, you might be surprised to learn that their location on opposite sides of the colour wheel means they are actually complementary colours.
Deep Calm offers a soft and gentle take on minimalism, a pared back approach to design that embraces only the essentials. Incorporating textures and natural light, it breathes a soothing energy into the space, which is peaceful and calming.
We’ve all heard the saying that ‘less is more’, and with minimalism now more popular than ever, this monochrome palette offers an approach to design that embraces only the essentials. Or in the words of Marie Kondo, “sparks joy”.
This palette recognises that our personal style and belongings have value and instils a sense of authenticity and humility to our homes. By incorporating these items with a natural palette that is warm, welcoming and relaxed, it provides an effortless and free flowing space to enjoy.
For the unfamiliar, Wabi Sabi isn’t a spicy sushi condiment, but a century-old approach to living coined by the Japanese. ‘Wabi Sabi’ celebrates the beauty in imperfection, a stark contrast to the ideals of beauty we celebrate in western society.
Embracing the love of the old and new this palette provides a more eclectic approach to “Wabi Sabi”, offering a rustic aesthetic that incorporates the aged, raw and natural aspects of both the character of the home, and the objects we love.
Slow Life embraces the old and the authentic, bringing the focus back to creating sentimental and meaningful spaces. Embracing the old, aged, authentic or rustic offers the perfect alternative to the increasingly minimalist approach that we are seeing in interiors
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