While Einstein was most certainly not referring to design with this remark, as I read it, I immediately conjured up images of crisp, uncluttered modern homes. As Einstein urges us improve our situation in life, to turn those proverbial lemons into lemonade, I begin to think about how our spaces shape our possibilities.
My design aesthetic tends towards layered, bohemian, cluttered rooms, filled with mementos and collections and cherished possessions. But, lately I've been pining for a simpler style, for a more minimalist room that will allow peace amid the occasional discord of life.
What I like about these more reduced spaces is the designer's use of color and texture to create warmth amid the simplicity. Minimal rooms can so easily veer towards the sterile, the unwelcoming. But, these rooms below merge an uncluttered approach to design with a sophistication that beckons us to stay a while.
What do you do to reduce clutter around your home? Do you find that your ambiance affects your productivity?
Like Amélie Poulain, my life is all about the littlest pleasures: the freshest, pinkest raspberries; the deep blue of a Vermeer painting; the perfect crispness of a glass of Prosecco; the divine simplicity of an afternoon at the beach; the heavenly scent of a vanilla bean. Here I blog to celebrate the good life, la dolce vita, la belle vie. Cherish life's petits plaisirs and enrich your daily existence.
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