At Takoy Windows by Design, we know that home is where we seek shelter from the world and aim to create peaceful and protected spaces for ourselves and our families. As more time has been spent indoors and at home, many feel a growing yearning again for a better connection to the outside world. Our window treatments are one way we connect our indoor spaces with the beauty of nature and the great outdoors.
It’s no surprise that modern designers have a growing respect for the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi design enriched through a better understanding of this unique lifestyle perspective. It combines the “wabi,” or the ability to see beauty in simple things, and “sabi,” or reflection on the passage of time and the impermanence of all things.
The embodiment of wabi-sabi requires the practitioner to stay utterly in the moment and accept the progression of natural cycles. There is no such thing as perfection in an impermanent world, so pursuing this unobtainable ideal is not prioritized—instead, beauty can be found in imperfection. The end goal of embracing wabi-sabi is to heartfully appreciate the grace and beauty of transience, connect to the natural flow of the world, and be happier in the present moment.
Seema Krish, a San Francisco-based textile designer, is well known for her aesthetic and use of wabi-sabi in her design. The global motifs and hand-painted techniques that run through her work reflect her inspiration drawn from the cultures, people, and places Krish has met and visited over the years.
When asked about her recent collaboration with Hunter Douglas to create window treatment fabrics for their Design Studio™ Krish said, “I’m thrilled to have worked with Hunter Douglas to translate my aesthetic and patterns that derive from the concept of wabi-sabi or imperfect beauty and craft traditions, towards light-filled homes and spaces. The patterns can be used by themselves or effortlessly layered together. The hope is to spark a memory of travel or a distant culture while bringing quiet beauty to our living environments.”
Talk to the Takoy Windows by Design team about the latest designer window shades from Seema Krish and what wabi-sabi home décor might look like for you. Krish’s fabrics are available on the following Hunter Douglas products:
- Design Studio™ Roller Shades
- Design Studio™ Drapery
- Design Studio™ Side Panels
- Design Studio™ Roman Shades
- Design Studio™ Fabric by the Yard
Are you ready to embrace a hand-crafted look in your home with a wabi-sabi design in window treatments, or are you more interested in the minimal lines of a roman shade or shutter? Our professional design team is here to help. Takoy Windows by Design is with you for every step of the process, from consultation to installation, and to answer any questions you may have in the future. Contact us to speak with one of our window treatments specialists. We’re located in Meridian, ID, and are pleased to serve the Treasure Valley area (Ada County and Canyon County), including Eagle, Boise, Nampa, Caldwell, Kuna, Star, and Middleton, ID.