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HomeThought LeadersIDEOIDEO: How Curated Clutter Makes This Designer’s Home Inspiring

IDEO: How Curated Clutter Makes This Designer’s Home Inspiring


The clutter is curated but not fixed. I rotate the items, and that process is rejuvenating and refreshing.
To keep things from straying toward hoarder territory, I stick to a couple rules: I only hang on to the things that
have some kind of value to me, and if I can’t move something without knocking something else over, I need to
reassess.


I
live with my partner
, who is adamant that she is not a fan of clutter, but our friends will laugh and say “What
are you talking about?” Her approach is an even more curated and refined way of displaying objects, and I think it’s
a good illustration of there not being one “right” way to do it. Your curated clutter could be five items or five
hundred. Ultimately, if clutter is made up of the things that have no home, curated clutter is made up of the things
that make your home.


For many people, designing their workspace or spaces in their home is a very purely aesthetic process,
like, I like the way this…

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