Inspiration: Embrace Imperfection

Inspiration: Embrace Imperfection

Abby Stone
Jul 17, 2009

071709-imperfect01.jpgOver on Re-Nest, our sister site that puts the focus on making environmentally conscious choices for your home, we spotlit furniture designer Nightwood, whose furniture is "reincarnated" from old wood. Browsing their website we fell in love with the setting in which the furniture is shown, especially the imperfect paint job on the wall...

A wavy brown line forms a chair rail dividing a blue lower half from a cream top half. Yes, it's a look that can only work in certain homes but it's a reminder to take a second look. Here, a paint job that could happen in any home while testing paint colours becomes the final look. A ladder leaning casually against the wall holds pieces of fabric: are they on display or drying after being dyed in the bathtub? The furniture placement is off center as is the art (some of the pieces are not even framed), nothing is symmetrical and yet, somehow, it all works (of course, starting with a home with great bones helps!). Is there something in your home that's off? Perhaps, instead of fixing it, it's time to embrace it wholeheartedly. Go for broke and consider breaking the rules. Be bold and embrace imperfection.

What do you think of this look?

[image: Nightwood]

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