10 Minimalist Upgrades For A Grown-Up Apartment

For the design-savvy minimalist, the occasional splurge is easily justified. With "less is more" as a guiding philosophy, it seems only reasonable that any item deemed worthy of purchase (and precious space) would be nothing short of the best. A handcrafted leather chair, for example, could be worthy if it's one of only a handful of furnishings in a room (plus, it'll last longer than its less-costly counterparts, eliminating the need for a replacement in just a year or two).

What's more, the beauty of a well-made desk, shelf, or coffee table is that, often, little else is required to complete the room — a considerable upside for those looking to furnish a space without filling it with stuff. Here, we're sharing 10 items — from clocks to coffee tables to pendants to pepper mills — that are clean, simple, well-crafted, and (we think) worth it.

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