Live Like A Minimalist — All The Secrets From A Design Pro

Sometimes, we look around and wonder how we've accumulated so much stuff. Tchotchke mountains seem to materialize out of nowhere, and piles of unnecessary purchases clutter the corners. We live in a culture of acquiring, and our homes end up being the dumping ground. Creating a clean, edited sanctuary of pieces we truly love is hard work — and, it doesn't happen overnight.
Anne Hellman knows a thing or two about this. Not only is she the author of Design Brooklyn, a gorgeous coffee table book about modern design and innovation, but she and her husband remodeled their own Greek Revival-style home in Brooklyn, and she's spent years honing her collection of furniture. Her light-filled, aspirational three-story townhouse is an edited dream. We may not have her square footage, but we can take all of her advice on hanging art and choosing colors. Who feels a small-space purge coming on?

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