The other day, we bought some towels on sale and started a long conversation about which colors go and what will work where and then realized these were stop gap towels. They were for now, not the final piece to a fully thought out room.
Though I have pack rat tendencies, and boyfriend sort of does too, we're purging our closets, boxes, desks, kitchen, bathroom, garage, for things we don't use or need. It's a slow process, but I know it will be worth it. I like to call my sister when I clean our my closet, or imagine what she'd say, as I look at each piece of clothing. Have I worn it in a year? Does it fit, is it in wearable condition, do I actually like it?
I want pieces in this house to have a purpose, to tell a story, to be beautiful. A random assortment of stuff just isn't going to cut it. All that said, my bookshelves are off limits!
How do you decide what gets to become a part of your home, your collection of things?