Decluttering & Redecorating: Unspousing My Apartment

It is time to declutter and redecorate!

Marie Kondo, organizing consultant and best selling author of “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” would likely be so proud of me. Kondo developed the KonMari method of organization. It ‘”consists of gathering together all of one’s belongings, one category at a time, and then keeping only [items] that “spark joy.”‘ I have been using this method of decluttering for a year now, and I love it!

It is true that we often form emotional attachments to things, and some items can generate surprisingly triggering emotions. So now divorced, it is time to start fresh. I want a space that promotes positive energy and matches who I am today.  So, I have decided to let go of almost everything that I own. Radical, right?!

It’s like an episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show at my place right now, “you get furniture, you get furniture, you all get furniture!!” I am so excited to divest myself of all the stuff that marks my old life. I will keep only three home decor items–a restoration hardware wall mirror, a giant leaner floor mirror, and a large painting from a gallery in London. I prefer to let the past be the past and not to mention, I love an excuse to redecorate, and for the first time, I have a very valid one.

Three years have passed since I last redecorated, and my style has changed so much. Before, I had a contemporary, rustic, industrial, chic styled apartment. Now, I am looking forward to a more minimalistic, bright, and airy aesthetic.  I picture lots of ivory, slate, and noir toned pieces paired with several mirrored, crystal, and lucite surfaces.  I am thinking GLAM!!! I might even sprinkle a few touches of gold or bronze, and pink in for good measure, we will see how I feel. It is super odd that I have been gravitating to pink lately, but I’m rocking with it–it’s a vibe!

Now, if you are anything like me, I am sure you need to see a few pictures for a better idea of what I envision, and I am here to deliver. I have created quite a few Pinterest boards since coming to this decision, and below are just a few inspirational photos. Please picture a more minimalist approach to each interior design.

There is something magical about growing up. It feels more like a reversion than a becoming. To love one’s self is exhilarating and liberating! I am stripping myself of the expectations that had been imposed on me; for the first time, I can be who I was meant to be. ~ Brave

XOXO, Brave Master Logo TM (1)