Friday, July 11, 2008

Why doesn't my clutter look so great?



My clutter never looks this good. My clutter usually includes a dirty bra hanging on a chair, a graveyard of coffee mugs on my dresser, and a few mauled stuffed animals that my dog drags around.

My house is very glamorous.

10 comments:

maison21 said...

'cuz you don't pay a stylist to style your home for photos everyday, that's why.

ps- you know what styled clutter is called? a tablescape. ;-)

Anonymous said...

A dirty bra hanging over a chair? You sound like a tough-dame detective in a Mickey Spillane novel.

Anonymous said...

Tablescapes never have anything useful in them, like bras or coffee mugs. It's usually crap like an engraved narwhal tusk, or a marble egg.

Valerie said...

I have a marble egg sitting on my kitchen counter. The dog found it and carted it around.

It doesn't look very cool there, next to the toaster oven.

One clutter thing that usually looks pretty decent -piles of books. As long as they're not Harlequin paperbacks.

Anonymous said...

I hate the piles-of-art-books thing, but I realize I am fighting a losing battle.

Maria said...

oh yes. the art of arranging clutter and then placing that karate chop on the sofa pillows. i've mastered that!

i hate it when magazines do this.

kristinimartini said...

this is why i love you. you have a great eye but are "down to earth" read: know that the magazine shots are a bunch of crap. well, actually, i guess they're not because you never see the bunch of crap that goes with living a life. where is the junk mail? where are your 3-5 purses for the season left on the chair cause the all gots the things you need, where are the dog hair tumblweeds, where are your husbands stinky work shoes? NOT in a photoshoot styled for a mag.
i think i may "style" my compost bound food caddy and see if anyone deems it "cute clutter"

oh god. how seattle am i to have a "compost bound food caddy"? it goes in the yard waste--that gets composted! but still. seriously. can you compost food scraps as part of your garbage service anywhere else in the country? i guess i can work on it looking aesthetically pleasing too....

Anam said...

Your clutter looks as good as the others'...it's just that it's yours. Ya know?

Anonymous said...

kristini - that's what the walk in closet is for... just throw junk in there and shut door. Done!

Of course, then your husband will not be able to find his work shoes in the pile, but that's his problem.

The real reason we have piles of art books: they don't fit in the bookcase because of their height. Oh well!

Anonymous said...

because you have very little talent