Friday, October 24, 2008

My old ways

My boyfriend is moving in. I understand that such things usually cause stress. Panic. Unsurprisingly perhaps, I am feeling the aforementioned things (really, I'm not usually one to stress. I'm unemployed). See, the problem is, my room is small. Not tiny, but small. Squashed. Disorganised. My light hasn't worked since I moved in. Clothes are spread across the floor on a permanent basis. Many of the basics, I am somehow missing - a mirror, a cupboard, drawers. While none of these things seemed to be major issues prior to this revelation, suddenly, with an influx of clothes, undies (mine are currently in a '70s telephone seat) and, you know, stuff, it is.

So I find myself trawling wide-eyed through The Selby for inspiration. Reorganisation in the form of new furniture, boxes, drawers. Decluttering in the form of Ebay, markets. And yet all the Internet throws me is amazing images of clutter. It's organised clutter, I'll tell my boyfriend.

Photo taken from The Selby of Jennifer Earle and Mike Gabel's London home

I think I have a fetish for mess. Shhh... don't tell him though, it might cause him to panic.

4 comments:

Bobby Six is Rob Townsend... said...

Don't panic/stress. That's my job remember.

I'm sure I'll learn to love your 'organised clutter' and will never once tire of you saying "Do you know where my *insert object here* is?" before we spend the next twenty minutes wading through strewn clothes in an attempt to find it.

And it's not like I'm obsessed with tidiness or anything. Oh, hold on...

bellefantaisie.net said...

i'm all for organised mess! whoever came up with that is a godsend!
x

Hailey @ stylesymmetry.com said...

lol, good luck!! I am totally an organized person, my husband not so much but it all works out. :-)

Missa said...

I am always enthralled by the amazing clutter on the The Selby, I love it! Unfortunately my husband does not share my love for beautiful clutter so it's always a struggle. Ah well, good luck to you with the move-in though!

p.s. I've added you to my blogroll too :)

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