clean slate.
by victoria comment


simple white home exterior. / sfgirlbybay

as we spend more and more time at home these days during the pandemic, i often look around and feel ‘ugh, too much stuff’. not that i don’t love my home, because i very much do, but man, do i have a lot of belongings! living lighter, in a very simple manner is possible, and not without style, mind you. living in this smaller cottage has taught me that i honestly just do not need so much of these things that surround me. my books — they’re not going anywhere, but some of the collectibles i hoard are bound for a new life elsewhere — possibly i’ll add my castoff vintage belongings to super marché. i just feel a little claustrophobic and realize i don’t need a knick-knack on every surface! these spaces inspire me, too — they show tasteful restraint in all the right places. time to do a little paring down, i’m afraid. i’m not saying it’s going to be easy, mind you — i love so much of what i’ve collected, but a little less won’t hurt me!

simple white bedroom with tall ceilings / sfgirlbybay

simple white dining space. / sfgirlbybay

simple white vignette. / sfgirlbybay

simple white home archway / sfgirlbybay

simple white living room with black and wood details. / sfgirlbybay

simple white bedroom with tall ceilings and windows. / sfgirlbybay

simple white bedroom / sfgirlbybay

colorful pillows in various shapes on white sofa. / sfgirlbybay

simple white mantel with knick knacks. / sfgirlbybay

simple white bedroom with tall ceilings and windows. / sfgirlbybay

white walls and modern dining area. / sfgirlbybay

black and white decor on mantel. / sfgirlbybay

light white space with built in benches and black ceramics. / sfgirlbybay

dark portrait painting on wood nightstand in white bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

vintage seascape in simple dining area. / sfgirlbybay

task lamp on ornate bedside table in white bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

image credits in order of appearance: decor demon; @pauline_chardin; coco kelley; jessica comingore for TÊTE-À-TÊTE & PLATE; casa do pastor; lisa hackwith; curtains from magic linen; able sloan; mujer magica; a merry mishap; elin kling; brad swartz architects; tom delavan; san giorgio hotel by my paradissi; camayofi; this is glamorous.

2 responses to “clean slate.”

  1. Simply Gorgeous!! It’s such a treat to read your blog as I can completely understand how you feel … Just the same , I try every weekend to shift things and “declutter” which only ends up either inside a cabinet or closet so I don’t see it rather than actually make it to someone’s home .. it’s such a process but I am determined as each year comes along to be with less and not hoard from city to city state to state as I have all these years .. Thank you, for sharing and your creativity!
    Nim M

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