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Make Your Home Your Sanctuary with Wabi-Sabi:

Make Your Home Your Sanctuary with Wabi-Sabi:

I’ve been studying wabi-sabi , the ancient Japanese art of finding beauty in things that are impermanent, imperfect and rustic, since I first heard of it a decade ago. Thrilled to find a philosophy that explains my penchant for well-worn, well-loved furnishings and slower, more deliberate living, I’ve made it my mission to share it with as many people as possible. The following excerpt from my book, Simply Imperfect: Revisiting the Wabi-Sabi House , begins to explain some of wabi-sabi’s nuance—and the serenity it can bring. I discovered wabi-sabi at Kate NaDeau’s wonderful stone cottage in Maine. Photo by Carolyn Bates I landed at Kate NaDeau’s sweet, rustic stone house on a hillside near Belfast, Maine, while scouting houses and gardens to feature in Natural Home magazine. I had gone to see Kate’s gardens, bountiful with vegetables, flowers and herbs that she sells at the...

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