5 Great Interiors That Reveal the Beauty of Decor That Happens by Accident

Have you ever thrown something together, planning to arrange it thoughtfully, only to realize that it looks perfect just the way it is?

This is the foundation of the wabi-sabi concept: That beauty is found in imperfection, impermanence and the authentic.

Australian author Karen McCartney explores this style in her new book, Perfect Imperfect, with photographs by Sharyn Cairns and styling by Glen Proebstel. The interiors in the book belong to creative people from around the world.

Here, McCartney walks us through five of them.