When Less is More

I once visited a Japanese friend’s “home” in Tokyo just off the Ginza Strip. It was extremely small, by Texas standards, about 600 square feet, but it was very neat and comfortable.

I thought of that space when I lived in a Manhattan brownstone some years later. It was only about 850 square feet, and by comparison to my friend’s home, was cluttered. What I learned in the years I lived there is that most of us take space too much for granted and that it takes a lot of discipline to keep a small space organized and aesthetically pleasing.

If you have a small space to decorate, you will enjoy Ashley Cartland’s piece, “Less Is More”, which embraced the Asiatic minimalist influence. Read more…