A Couple Embrace Wabi-Sabi Design to Travel Back to the Past
Located in Taipei's scenic Beitou Hot Spring area, this 1,722-square-foot home belongs to a retired couple who were seeking a peaceful oasis that reminded them of Taiwan’s agrarian past. After seeking assistance from local interior design studio Wei Yi International Design Associates, the property now mixes a rustic material palette with minimalist design to allude to the beauty of imperfection, as espoused by the traditional Japanese "wabi-sabi" aesthetic.
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"Green mountains visible in the distance, and native trees on all sides, combined with the style and arrangement of furniture in the open layout, blur the boundaries of the space. The indoors and outdoors seemingly meld as one," explains Shin-Yuan Fang, the founder of the firm.
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Interior design: Wei Yi international Designer Associates