3 Aug

When I moved from Australia to Austin last year all I brought with me was 2 (ok and most of my boyfriend’s) suitcases. This involved a major cull of my wardrobe and everything I owned, and also resulted in my moving into a very, very empty apartment in Austin. Starting from scratch has been a lot of work and also VERY liberating! I’m still living with just the basics and a pretty bare closet and I’m absolutely loving it.

Which brings me to the topic of this post, the lovely apartment of Frances Kwon from Pinkhorrorshow! Her New York apartment is clean, uncluttered, and just the sort of space I’d like mine to eventually resemble. Luckily we already have a couple of the same pieces (like the Celine-inspired skateboards!) and obviously share love of blue velvet and a stripe addiction.

My goal is to really minimize what I bring into my apartment – just the necessities and pieces I really love – not “oh that’s a good deal, I better buy that.” Yunno what I mean? It’s definitely a work in progress and I hope to post a few photos on here once I get going!






  1. Vintage Market Place August 3, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

    oooo I love itI love the simple and eclectic styling!Amy

  2. nancy @ adore to adorn August 3, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    I definitely agree. I want to start purging so much of my stuff! I am getting older too, so I don't feel the desire/need to keep every single thing that I've ever owned. When I was just starting to come into my own, I kept everything since I had spent my good ol' hard-earned money on it and didn't want to "waste." Now, I'm starting to feel like I can "let go" of the old to bring in the new.

  3. Amanda {} August 3, 2012 at 5:42 pm #

    oh my goodness…..her space is so PERFECT!! I love the stark white walls and shelving….with the pops of color and texture. NIICE!<

  4. jennyvive August 7, 2012 at 11:37 am #

    Girlfriend. You are speaking my language… I am sitting on my boyfriend's floor in Sydney, up to my neck in clothes trying to cull enough to a) fit on the plane back to TX and b) not give him a heart attack when he comes home. I want to be a fabulous minimalist too… yet why does getting rid of things make me possessed by wanting to shop?! Luckily, everything in Oz is so prohibitively expensive its unlikely I'll commit any actual offenses. But still, there's this nagging urge to BROWSE. I've been on a pinning spree to try and get it out of my system, but I'm going to try the "add to cart" trick you mentioned in your previous post.But anyways… this being said, do you think it is more effort to be a minimalist? Putting thought & research into just a few items, while fighting one's inner demons that yearn to just "fill the space"…

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