Editing interiors is all about knowing when to stop. As Coco Chanel once said, “Before leaving the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory.” This works for the home, too! Take a step back, look at the entire space, and decide if you need to take away one thing – or more.
Some think a well-edited space means it has to be minimal, but a space can be properly edited without being bare and spare.
This La Bella Vie space is in no way minimal, but still has just enough to keep your eye interested. I love the art on the bookcase, the potted flower on the table, and books, books, and more books! Functional furniture like bookcases and ottomans ensure that your space has everything it needs without overdoing it.
Like Kelly Wearstler most likely did with this design, when I’m designing a space, I ask myself “Does the room feel incomplete without it,” before I add any extra furniture or accessories.
This helps me keep a clear head when creating a space from scratch. We all get excited about designing our homes. If you feel a space may be missing something, take a break and come back to it with renewed sensibility.
Editing doesn’t mean an item is gone forever. Use it in another space where it won’t be seen as clutter, or switch out dated accessories for a newly edited look.
What are some of your favorite ways to edit your home?