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How to create a comforting wabi-sabi kitchenI don’t know about you but as the weather is getting colder, the leaves are turning yellow and brown and mornings are getting misty, I really feel like nesting and making our home warm and comfy for the winter.
How about you?
Do you long for weekends on the sofa with the fire on, a nice cup of tea in hand, your favourite book and the smell of a homemade banana cake coming from the oven? It sounds like bliss doesn’t it!?
I came across this beautiful kitchen I had posted in 2011, which for me, is the epitome of Autumn and the kind of place I would love to hang out on an Autumn day. Since what I wrote back then, was far from being interesting (I was still finding my voice), I’ve decided to re-visit this beautiful kitchen with some insights on the Wabi-sabi philosophy.

How to create a comforting wabi-sabi kitchen
For those who have never heard of Wabi-sabi or have heard of it without really knowing what it means, here is a definition:
Wabi-sabi 侘寂: [(noun) A way of living that focuses on finding beauty within the imperfections of life and accepting peacefully the natural cycle of growth and decay.]
Finding perfection in imperfection is something I have applied in my life for yearsHow to create a comforting wabi-sabi kitchenHow to create a comforting wabi-sabi kitchenHow to create a comforting wabi-sabi kitchen


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Founder of Award-Winning Concept Store BODIE and FOU (now closed) & Photographer, UK's Top 10 Design blog, mum of one cool surfer, 23 years in London, now living by the beach in France, married to a kiwi.


  1. I agree! I saw it in a magazine a while ago, and I thought exactly the same :-)

    I have enjoyed reading your blog a while now, and it gives me a lot of inspiration – so a big thank you for a nice blog! Have a nice week!
    Br Heidi

  2. Anonymous says

    Great look to that Kitchen. Love the color/finish on the cabinets.


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