- Vicente Wolf in The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Editing, editing, editing...
"... pare down to the essentials that you cannot live without looking at. Eliminate to the point that it's getting sparse; better to take away too much and have to add a few things back in. Ask yourself what speaks to you in a clear voice. Do you love it? Just answer yes or no—if you have to qualify it, you don't need it."
I have spent the two positively arctic days we've had in the last week finishing a project I began before the holidays - clearing out every closet, cabinet and drawer and weeding the unnecessary from our rooms. Not sure what it says about me, but when so much in life seems out of one's control, I take comfort from order in 'my house.' (That includes the residents and dogs of Church Street being in good order as well.) I'm also finishing up some changes to the living room pictured above that I will share in an upcoming post. Meanwhile, I hope everyone is staying warm and safe!