Our thoughts are of course with the Japanese people in this time of catastrophy and pain. Keeping fingers crossed for the outcome of the nuclear situation. Japanese interior design is worthy of many chapters – and an extra interesting comparison to make would be the one between Japanese and contemporary Scandinavian styles. These styles share the minimalism; the uncluttered clean look, and the preference of natural materials, yet they are totally different in many other aspects. The pics below are from Wabi Sabi Style, a beautiful and highly interesting blog about interior design inspired by the Japanese style Wabi Sabi. Wabi means an object has a rustic simplicity and purity, and possess an understated elegance. Sabi is beauty or serenity that comes with age, when the life of the object and its impermanence are evidenced in its patina and wear, or in any visible repairs.
Sustainability, slowness and reflection really do belong in the 2010s leading interior trends. I would also like to highlight one stylish Japanese-inspired kitchen I found at homedecorarcade. Advanced and alluring composition!