My Take On Decluttering

Decluttering is one of those buzzwords that gets a lot of airtime in the interiors space. I thought I'd share my take on this concept...

The process of decluttering tends to make me a little anxious. From what I have read, I sense a kind of frenzied, take-no-prisoners approach that marks almost everything bar your key furniture pieces as something that can be stripped out of your interiors. And while I too value incredible minimalistic spaces, I know that there is much beauty (and fun) in interiors that aren't afraid of a bit of 'clutter'. I don't think clutter has to be seen as a bad thing, it's just a matter of finding the balance that works for you. One person's clutter can be seen as another's (or my) layers, treasured mementos, textures, collections of curios and more. You only have to look inside my cabinet of curiosities to see how I value keeping my treasures in plain sight.

I think the difference is that I don't simply find a new treasure and  squeeze it in beside everything else. If I find something I love, I might buy it and see an opportunity to rethink my scheme and do an edit of the pieces that can take a break from being out on display. In my line of work, this process is something that I love, so my advice to you is that you just need to find the ideal formula of objects in your interiors. Everything must sing for its supper and complement its shelf fellow. Perhaps decluttering is a little harsh for me, why don't we just call it editing and avoid the frenzy?

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  • MONDAY - FRIDAY 10AM-4pm OR BY APPOINTMENT