Japandi is a blend of the Japanese practice of wabi-sabi, the celebration of the beauty of imperfections, blended with the clean yet natural lines of the Skandi style we’ve become accustomed to over the last few years. The result being a less perfect, more natural and yet still wood and monochrome palette featuring “either pale or dark with blue-based” timbers with smoky grey colours, blues and sage greens. Pure whites and blacks still play a part in providing contrast to the mid toned greys and timbers, the mixing of Japanese inspired and Danish inspired forms focusing on the most natural, least perfect versions available.
The overall style feels friendly, comfortable and non-fussy but curated and controlled, though not contrived. Accessories for the Japandi style might be made of matt white ceramics, solid timber or simple black forms.
Whilst Japandi style would likely feature timber floors in a light, limed or even greyed oak, if you want to create the Japandi look and incorporate carpets into your spaces, consider the Japanese Zen gardens with the texture of raked sands as your inspiration.
Look for a linear look but with some variation or perhaps take reference from the chevrons favoured in Skandi style but in a soft, dark grey or light wool with lots of soft texture.
You can find something at Carpet Court within Provincial Lane’s Creekwood range, my favourite colours being Thunder Cloud or Domain Grey. For a natural, woven look that is still soft underfoot try Provincial Lane Baker’s Creek, the best colour for Japandi being Alluvial. Timber types that work well with the Japandi look are Provincial Lane’s Oak range in Colour Butternut or the Quick-Step colour Old Grey Matt Oak.