simple white vignette. / sfgirlbybay

after staying in that beautiful lisbon apartment, i came home and kind of went ‘ugh’. not that i don’t love my home, because i very much do, but man, do i have a lot of ‘stuff’! living those few days in lisbon in a very simple, but also quite stunning apartment taught me that i honestly just do not need so much of these things that surround me. my books — they’re not going anywhere, but some of the collectibles i hoard are bound for a new life elsewhere. i just felt a little claustrophobic coming home to a much less simpler space. i don’t need a knick knack on every surface! these spaces inspire me, too — they show tasteful restraint in all the right places. time to do a little paring down, i’m afraid. i’m not saying it’s going to be easy, mind you — i love so much of what i’ve collected, but a little less won’t hurt me!

light and sunny room with bamboo chair and foot stool. / sfgirlbybay

simple white living room with black and wood details. / sfgirlbybay

vintage brass framed mirrors. / sfgirlbybay

colorful pillows in various shapes on white sofa. / sfgirlbybay

simple white mantel with knick knacks. / sfgirlbybay

simple white bedroom with tall ceilings and windows. / sfgirlbybay

white walls and modern dining area. / sfgirlbybay

black and white decor on mantel. / sfgirlbybay

light white space with built in benches and black ceramics. / sfgirlbybay

dark portrait painting on wood nightstand in white bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

vintage seascape in simple dining area. / sfgirlbybay

task lamp on ornate bedside table in white bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

image credits in order of appearance: jessica comingore for TÊTE-À-TÊTE & PLATE; lisa olsson; lisa hackwith; Sézane Maison Illana Mirrors; mujer magica; a merry mishap; elin kling; brad swartz architects; tom delavan; san giorgio hotel by my paradissi; camayofi; this is glamorous.