Sarah Beeny Autumn 2017 - 129
WORDS: LYNNE MAXWELL, IMAGES: GETTY IMAGES, SHUTTERSTOCK
MINIMALIST OR MESSY - HOW MUCH STUFF IN
YOUR HOME IS TOO MUCH? WE ASKED SARAH
BEENY THIS BURNING QUESTION...
ver wandered around a
furniture store's showroom
and thought 'Wow, this is
exactly how I want my
place'? You know, that
picture-perfect, super-smart scene
of straight lines and boutique-style
furnishings and accessories. It's
minimalist modern, and then
some. And it's all the rage, right?
Wrong. According to Sarah Beeny,
people can't live like that. Bare homes
lack personality and comfort, and we
shouldn't bow down to dazzling
displays of naked interiors.
here's a big di erence between too
much stu everywhere and a room that
looks like you've moved out, but the
removal guys haven't taken the
furniture yet!' says Sarah.
'A certain amount of clutter can be
a good thing. A lot of my opinions and
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