Nothing is forever, nothing is completed, and nothing is perfect. If you have a thing for wabi sabi, there is a big chance that mantras like this sound familiar. Interior designer Selami Bektaş made appealing visualisations of a home in this style and with a minimal design. If you really want to get a handle on something, you need to embody it. That is exactly what he did with this project.
A house that is free of all unnecessary details and does not let go of its warm vibe for one moment: it is often a bigger challenge than you would think. Next to this, it was crucial that there is a clear cohesion between the different zones, and the choice of materials turned out to be an important instrument for that. In several places, Bektaş decided to place flooring in black concrete, among which the living area, the bathroom, and the hall. For the ceiling, he used dark oak numerous times to create an unmistakable coziness, which is also immediately an ideal basis to complement further with old and rustic textures. In the bathroom, stone walls remind of primitive influences. Furniture in the living area upholstered with linen contributes to the laid-back vibe, matching curtains included. We also see a similar look on smaller surfaces, for example with the wicker baskets and bags in the hall. The casual but carefully created feeling that the images evoke directly points to the designer’s talent to reduce the best of wabi sabi to a home plan.
Stone walls remind of primitive influences
Apart from the materials, the colours were chosen with as much attention to consistency. Light beige and cream tones run throughout the entire project and leave no room to doubt that an earthy palette has been the inspiration since the beginning. In the bedroom, the atmosphere of tempered tints is extra enhanced by a hand-woven rug and a special headboard for the bed. Namely, this consists of two old doors that are attached to one another, which again underlines the imperfect and spontaneous character of the wabi sabi style. The result is not only aesthetically beautiful, but was also functionally thought out. For example, the designer developed a TV stand that can double as a desk. The wardrobe is custom made and has thick ropes as handles: an element which the bedroom shares with the bathroom, where classic grips were likewise replaced by this creative alternative.
In this home, wabi sabi is omnipresent. Ranging from the materials and the colours to the textures and the finishing. Interior designer Selami Bektaş was able to fully convince us of his view on minimalistic residences where you are still greeted by a welcoming feeling. We are already curious about the next designs of his hand, while the impression of this project will resonate for a long time. Want to get enchanted by more impressive projects and inspiring architecture? Be sure to follow us on Instagram on the account Imagicasa Architecture. On this page, we will share unique realisations, promising designs and innovative ideas daily.
Images by Selami Bektaş