You don't know me until you've been in my home. It truly is an extension of me. Any stranger would walk into my home and assume I value beauty, order, art, plants, nature, and travel. They would also glean that I love texture, strong shapes & silhouettes, statement pieces, and mid-century design. One day a few weeks ago, I was relaxing on the couch and felt inspired to make a list of all of my favorite objects in my home. It was fun, easy, and made me even more grateful for the things in my life. It truly is a well-curated collection.
The list was actually 45 items long. What I love most: my terrariums, my Indonesian teak platform bed, and my live edge walnut side table found on Craigslist. What I really began to notice though were the few objects that were not on the list. One piece that didn't make the cut was a huge decorative vase that I've had for years. Shortly after I got it, it dropped and cracked. I patched it up nicely with glue and exposed the unscathed side, but the love affair with this vase was dead. I had just stopped noticing it. It wasn't hideous, but was adding nothing to my home. It now sits in my car, on its way to the thrift store.
I didn't make this list as part of an exercise to get rid of more things, but rather, a way to deepen my appreciation for the things I already loved. That, it certainly did. Ridding myself of one more thing that was less than amazing was just an surprise side benefit. Making my list only took about 10 minutes, but was a very enjoyable 10 minutes. Do the same. You may be surprised at what doesn't make the cut!
What are some of your favorite things in your home and office? From where you're sitting now, can you spot one thing that you may have had for some time, but just isn't adding anything anymore? Was this post helpful? Please share in the comments!