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"Crisp, Clean & Uncluttered".....

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Such "simple beauty".....

After the busyness of the holidays, I usually find myself entering January, with a whole new appreciation for "crisp, clean & uncluttered rooms"......In fact, as I tuck away all the holiday finery, I can't wait to strip away any superfluous accessories that think they are adorning my shelves & surfaces.....The "look" I am yearning for is "stark country"...not sure if that is a design style, but it sure is a perfect description of what I find appealing!......I want very little color, very simple arrangements & only the "basics" out on display.....Now don't be mistaken,.... I still yearn for "cozy & comfortable",....just done in a very clean, fresh way......& I still want a "winter look", nothing too "warm weather-ish"....... So with this in mind, I proceed.....relegating anything with color to the recesses of my cabinets.....& instead,...out comes the "purist white" ironstone pitchers....the "clearest glass" canisters & the "simplest" decorative pieces I own......Doing this makes me so happy.....After all, it is January.....a fresh new month,... in a fresh new year....."Crisp, Clean & Uncluttered"......

" White pitchers"....."white beadboard"..... "white subway tile"......lovely!

Fresh & pretty!......

An amazing bathroom!.....

" Clean & uncluttered" at it's best!.....


chica zanahoria January 3, 2009 at 7:49 PM  

I completely agree!! I prefer simple designs right now, with tiny items with character such as interesting chair or ornament to catch the eye.


mysteryhistorymom January 3, 2009 at 7:54 PM  

So lovely, Heidi! I cleaned the house today and took down all the Christmas items. I feel like I can breathe again! I do love decorating for Christmas, but there is something so freeing about simplifying and organizing for a new year.... Lori

Drama queens mum January 3, 2009 at 8:13 PM  

That looks really nice. I started taking down some of our X-mas decorations today & it does look so much more uncluttered. The tree comes down tomorrow. I'm sick of boxes in our bedroom.

Peggy. January 3, 2009 at 8:25 PM  

Very pretty pictures. I love the clean simple look but with a messy 13 yr old and a messy husband and a messy college student who breezes in with her mess and grandkids I've not been very successful. Here's to making better progress in 2009.

Lorri January 4, 2009 at 5:10 AM  

Such a pretty post. I love the fresh clean look of your home.

jeanne January 4, 2009 at 8:44 AM  

Heidi, I have been out of town and I am trying to catch up on my visiting. Your crisp clean white decorating is very fresh and pretty. I admire the look but I have to have color. I believe that look is 'awesome' for a cottage or uncluttered country look, but not for my mountain home. I will admit to loving less clutter and that is new for me. Dusting is much easier too. smile.

Have a wonderful Sunday...Jeanne

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts January 4, 2009 at 9:10 AM  

Oh so fesh and clean, your home looks like it is from a magazine!

Sherri January 4, 2009 at 12:28 PM  

I also agree-I love the clean, unsimplified decorating after the holidays! Love the pics!

Cheryl January 4, 2009 at 2:11 PM  

Beautiful I love the clean crisp look of white which is one of my favorite colors. Ok so when are you moving out so I can move in lol. Please tell me where did you get the soap dispenser from in your kitchen.

Peace and Blessings
Cheryl...Snatch JOY!

The Muse January 4, 2009 at 2:23 PM  

beauty can be SIMPLISTIC...unadorned and glorious!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest January 4, 2009 at 2:46 PM  

Stark Country....I like that term. And like you Heidi, I want to clean up and make everything fresh and lean and organized. I think better that way. Happy, happy New Year. It was a pleasure getting to know you this year. :) xo Lynn

Cottage Rose January 4, 2009 at 3:33 PM  

Hey Heidi; What lovely photos, I just love the bath room with the fire place. Oh to have a bath like that.... sigh,, I too like the clean uncluttered look but I also have to have some color in my life too. I do love white, but not too much.

Have a great week.


Beverly January 4, 2009 at 4:34 PM  

Looks good and sounds refreshing. I love the clean, uncluttered look and feel, too.

Irene ~ RE~VINTAGED January 4, 2009 at 5:27 PM  

Fabulous look Heidi! I love those subway tiles, always have, and they just might make an appearance in my kitchen renovation now I have seen yours!! Thanks for sharing :) Irene.

Caleen January 4, 2009 at 8:07 PM  

I agree with you.. I am starting to appreciate an clean, uncluttered look. We are moving soon and I am going to go or a whole new approach in decorating.. I will never be perfectly organized but, I can make steps towards improving.. Happy New year..

Donna January 5, 2009 at 5:38 AM  

Love the clean and uncluttered white look! It's lovely.


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Elise January 5, 2009 at 9:44 AM  

Those pictures are so lovely, Heidi!! I love that little soap dispenser mounted on the wall, its the little things.
I do love the simple look after the excesses of Christmas.

Marianne January 5, 2009 at 9:51 AM  

I love the combination of white and wood as in the 3rd pictures.

Stephanie January 5, 2009 at 4:19 PM  

I'm WHITE there with you!! (ha ha)

It's just so calming.

cherokeefox January 5, 2009 at 7:28 PM  

I too agree...but I'm a little delayed with my redecorating. Just can't get into it right now. I guess it is the weather. Hopefully February will be my new beginning month. Fingers crossed--Can't wait.

Sherri January 6, 2009 at 6:28 AM  

Heidi, I just gave you The Butterfly Award-go to my blog and check it out. You don't have to do anything, I just wanted to give this award to you.

Lisa January 14, 2009 at 8:35 PM  

I too love this look and it's something I'm stiving for after years of fussy Victorian and Shabby Chic stuff. Love the simplicity and calm of it.

Cathy Louise January 17, 2009 at 8:55 PM  

Hi Heidi
Just love this last image and I am a winter lover too I must say...We are having high 90's at the moment and it is so yucky and I find it so hard to concentrate on work....Lovely to drop by again it has been awhile...Take care Cathy xx

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