DESIGN DETAILS: The art of imperfect. A trend or way of life?
Oh September, how I love thee...The changing leaves and onset of sweater season is upon us! It goes without saying that this cooler, refreshing, sun-filled month is one of my favourite times of year. And this year is no different. From diving head first into new clients and exciting projects to the Little Man, it's definitely been a whirlwind month thus far. Blogging has inevitably fallen by the wayside. So early this morning, as the house slept, tea in hand, sun shining, I managed to carve out a bit of time to sit down and get to it.
It's usually this time of year that I start noticing all those little things that need doing, you know the ones I'd forgotten about over the summer. As the weather starts to change, we begin to turn our focus back inside. For myself, along with many I'm sure, it 's easy to jump head first into project after project in search of perfection. However, this year especially, I find I'm revisiting what is a priority in my own home and learning to embrace the character, flaws and imperfections we've created along the way.
For those who embrace Japanese Wabi-Sabi or Dutch Hygge, they'll tell you character and comfort reign over stark sleek modernism. For the Japanese, wabi-sabi the principle based on Buddhist philosophy, view beauty in flaw, imperfection and nature. While Dutch Hygge (HOO-ga) focuses on comfort , coziness and well-being. Unique in their own right these two philosophies share the common thread of embracing the beauty of organic simplicity. It's not a matter of settling for old and beat up, but rather focusing on the one-of-a-kind unique qualities that set a piece, much like us, apart.
Does the cool weather bring out your desire for a cozy, well- worn home?