simple is good.

I came across this great before/after that I found to be inspiring. Architectural designer Nancy Fishelson reinvents a 1795 Connecticut house....

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  So many times I look through magazines and am mesmerized by the glamourous homes that are filled with fine fabrics and exquisite furnishings. Every square inch is decorated to the nines. I close the magazine and immediately start thinking of all the little things I'm missing in my home or my clients' homes.  I even go to the extent of making a list...

 Then I see an article like this and I'm reminded that the simple homes are very often the most beautiful. And the glam homes are probably over decorated. Then I immediately start thinking of all the things I need to get rid of... or give away.

Please excuse me while I go make a list...

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If you feel inspired, comment below with 2 things you will get rid of and take to Good Will this weekend (or next). Purging!! That way you'll be committed to it if it's in writing. And if I ever walk in your house and see that clunky TV you promised to give away... well, I'll just have to rat you out on the blog. :)

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