About Project: Tulum, Mexico is filled with lots of history and culture. The Mayan culture is seen through the many designs and artistry in the area. My design approach for this project will be to incorporate a lot of those natural elements in combination with nature. The inspiration behind this project is the wabi sabi design movement. In the context of interior design and decor, a Wabi-Sabi boutique hotel is one that embraces authenticity, finds value in the lovingly weathered and lived-in, and promotes an overall sense of peace and tranquility using simplicity. Concept: Inspired by the warm neutral palette of the wabi sabi design. "Wabi-sabi” is a Japanese term that essentially means finding beauty in imperfection. The meaning behind Wabi refers to living with humility and simplicity while being at one with nature, while sabi is defined as the ability to accept the lifecycle of anything as it is with flaws and all. The hotel will embrace and celebrate the authenticity of wabi sabi, artisanal accents will be incorporated into the design, which will be handmade by local artisans to embrace the purity of the hotel. Organic materials and elements from nature are major components that will be incorporated into the design. Natural impurities found in plants, wood, and stone are a great sense of the beauty that can be found in imperfection. A lived-in look is the direction i'm going towards with this design, with a reassuring sense of peace and tranquility through simplicity. This will be translated into my design with furniture built from bare knotted wood, floors of rustic stone/ cement, pitted concrete walls and surfaces, woven rugs, and intriguing hand-made textiles.