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Creating Space Within

by habituallychic

01 . 02 . 18

Interior designer Alyssa Kapito created this room for the 2017 Holiday House. While you may have already seen it all over the internet, I specifically saved it for this week. It looked like the perfect clean and neutral space to start off the new year.

Then last night, I came across a great article Creating Space Within by Jill Willard on goop that is full of great advice to “bring in the new.” My favorite is “keep space clear physically” which harkens back to my post yesterday that advised one to “throw away clutter.”

“Many attribute this to Buddhist or Feng Shui belief, yet it is a theme in many cultures, neighborhoods, religions/societies, and strangely enough, golf courses. When we keep our physical space clear, it’s very helpful for our brains and bodies to feel more clear, organized, or “light”—which in turn is helpful for the mind and body to “see,” feel, and know information clearly. The old adage of “a cluttered room is a cluttered mind” pertains here: There are few things more powerful and productive than clearing out our home (or, at least, bedroom and closet), office desk, old boxes, car, or other living and working spaces. Give “stuff” away and recycle what is no longer needed. If you feel extra daring, you can clear a corner of a room, an entire room or have a clean space outside to begin to sit, meditate, write, or read in silence and visual clarity.” – Jill Willard

If you do one thing this new year, I would think about clearing your space to clear your mind.

Happy New Year!



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  1. Suzanne R Brown January 3, 2018 | 11:57 am

    All very chic and lovely but I could never live in such a space. It’s far too cold and impersonal for me – could easily be a very upscale hotel. I need my “stuff”!

    • habituallychic January 3, 2018 | 12:06 pm

      Suzanne, It’s a Show House room not a real house which is why there is not “stuff”. Personally, I love it which is why I posted it. I think Americans have too much stuff and we could all benefit from getting rid of some of it.

  2. Polaris Panther January 3, 2018 | 9:52 pm

    So many thanks for having posted this interior, which I think is superb! I love it from A to Z. It is perhaps the most elegant interior I have come across in a long time. Alyssa Kapito has brilliantly integrated the concepts of art space and living space: one becomes an extension of the other. With the monumental Cy Twombly painting and the discreet Donald Judd work, this setting is unquestionably elegant and breathtaking.

  3. Anton VonWebern January 4, 2018 | 5:52 am

    Somebody should explain this to John Richardson.

  4. Polaris Panther January 4, 2018 | 4:26 pm

    The steel wall sculpture in the fourth photo is by Jonathan Nesci and not by Donald Judd. I should have checked Alyssa Kapito Interiors Instagram before posting my comment.

  5. Fine Alchemy January 9, 2018 | 9:09 am

    What an amazing space! *_*