I have always been drawn to a simplistic, intentional lifestyle. If you ask my family, they will tell you I am always looking to rethink how we live. If there are certain things we need or are emotionally connected to, lets make a special spot for them. Everything has a place and everything gets put back in it’s place. The kids toys are organized in different buckets, down to the color sorted legos!
As I began to think of a career in interior design I realized I was constantly drawn to interiors that were clutter free, almost somewhat of a blank slate. When I came across this book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up“, by Japanese de-cluttering expert and cleaning consultant Marie Kondo, I was hesitant to buy it. My family and friends laughed when they saw it on my coffee table and asked why I’d be buying a book I could write. I though, gosh there has to be something I can learn from this book. When I started reading, I realized there are many principles in this book that I already follow. However, I what I realized about living simply (with less) is that it doesn’t come easily for everyone. But if you stick to a few core principles and tackle the job, you’ll be amazed with how you feel about the results. With my eye for design and my natural simplistic living style, I am able to help my clients achieve their desired outcomes in their space in both the look and feel of there homes and if sifting through their treasures to find those that truly have meaning to them. If you haven’t read the book, it’s a good quick read. If tidying up doesn’t come natural to you, seek help, in the end you’ll be glad you did.