Atami, Japan | List Sotheby’s International Realty
Seeking peace, harmony, and tranquility at home? Perhaps it’s time to embrace the minimalism, artisanal craftsmanship, and traditional features that make Japanese design so inviting. Though Japandi style—a combination of classic Japanese and streamlined Scandinavian aesthetics—is topping trend lists this year, the foundational components of Japanese design are truly timeless. Here are six ways to effortlessly transform a home.
Cote d’Azur, France | Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty
A principle that informs Japanese design, wabi-sabi stems from the teachings of Zen Buddhism: though tricky to translate, it generally celebrates the beauty of imperfection, values minimalism over clutter, and encourages the cherishing of objects with a past or personal history.