A little tug of war inside of me: I love simplicity and clean bright spaces, but I also love STUFF. Especially NEW STUFF and stuff that makes life easier and stuff that reminds me of nice things or people or places.

 So it’s a balancing act, requiring frequent purges & an occasionally ruthless heart. It pays off though, with a house that stays tidy & clean, filled only with things we completely love. A lovely, peaceful space.

 Where do you fall on the clutter spectrum? are you pro-white, or a more colourful home?

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  • Sidney Hudson

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  • Sara

  • November 15, 2014

Well, this is so late a response, but I only just stumbled across it! For what it’s worth, the sticker is from etsy and the coffee machine is by kenwood! Except they stopped making it in white in the uk so I ordered one specially from Germany..

  • Holly Wulff

  • June 09, 2014

I love your style and the simplicity – it’s very modern but comforting. Sometimes I feel that I still need to find balance between simple design and cosy… but our home is getting there 🙂 May I ask, where is your coffee machine from? And also, the beautiful mouse sticker that you have in your daughters room? It’s adorable! x

  • Sara

  • March 20, 2014

Ah yes, I suffer this problem too. Sometimes I bribe myself with 15 minutes cleaning then 15 minutes of guilt-free relaxing. Actually, that sounds pretty obsessive, now I’ve put it out there! Ha!
& thank you! 🙂 xxx

  • Lili

  • March 19, 2014

I love everything clean and pretty BUT I also love sitting down with a coffee and reading…. therein lies the problem! I’m lucky in that other half is very ordered and I’ve got better and getting things done but the to-do list is neverending – love your style though!! Gorgeous pics

  • Sara

  • February 12, 2014

Thank you! Oh man, the handbag clutter is my biggest nemesis. What did I keep in there before Orla? Why do I need duplo, 3 lipbalms, a single pink sock and half a packet of baby crisps to go to the bank? I’m impressed by your commitment 😉
Decluttering is totally addictive, I swear. Keep us posted on how you get on! x

  • mascara and mud

  • February 12, 2014

love your style and your blog! one of my aims this year is to de-clutter everywhere and everything around me! i have started by buying myself a smaller bag…gotta start somewhere, right?!

  • Sara

  • January 31, 2014

That sounds lovely! Colours pop so much more when you have less clutter 🙂
Bright pink baking tools sound SO much more fun that boring old metal & wood! 🙂

  • Xandra

  • January 25, 2014

I love your interpretation of minimalism! I’m the opposite – less stuff but more color. All my baking tools are bright pink, but I don’t have too many 🙂

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