What’s the best description of “modern” style? — how about spare, simple and …pure? Here’s an update from this year’s Modern Atlanta (MA!)/Design is Human Contemporary Architecture and Design Tour.
Is it the simplicity, or is it all that gray and white that makes it seem pure? Here’s a patio with a touch of color…
One thing about all these modern spaces — there can be no cozy piles of papers like what tends to accumulate in the corners of, well, some of our homes. That would definitely ruin those clean spare lines. I guess there’s no choice but to downsize before going “modern.”
I should know all about downsizing by now, but there’s always something to learn. I’ve been reading Downsizing the Family Home, by Marni Jameson — here’s a sampling…
Everything we own has power … Letting go of anything we have seen or used or experienced as a child is hard because the memory embedded in the object has such power. We fear if we let go of the object, we’ll lose the memory. — Organizing guru Peter Walsh, quoted in Downsizing the Family Home, by Marni Jameson
Simply and starkly put, sorting through a household makes us face our own mortality: the passage of time, life and death, where we’ve been, where we haven’t been, where we are in life, successes and regrets. — Downsizing the Family Home, by Marni Jameson
If I ever have a modern-style home of my own, it won’t be large and lavish like these homes, but I hope it can be as simple and pure. I’ll go with this definition of pure — “containing nothing that does not properly belong.”
Still, on homes tours, I always wonder what’s behind the doors they mark “Please do not enter” — could there possibly be a little, just a little, junky mess?
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