You may be wondering what a post titled “Living With Less” is doing on Goss House, a design blog.
Let me explain…
I started Goss House as a way to document our renovation and decoration of the 1990’s ranch we bought three years ago in Raleigh, NC. I documented the painting of walls, buying of furniture and decorative objects, outfitting the children’s bedroom, procuring educational toys, beautiful clothes and so much more. After all I’m a designer. It’s what I do. I fill houses with beautiful objects and make living spaces comfortable, inspiring and memorable. Right?
Well, recently, as I prepared to relaunch this blog I looked around and realized something; my design sensibilities have changed in these last three years but my home hasn’t caught up to my heart.
Today our beautiful home often feels weighed down by stuff. I struggle to keep things tidy and clean and I don’t see or appreciate most of the objects I at one point so lovingly selected because they are lost among the sea of filler stuff I’ve acquired. So here I am with a post entitled “Living With Less” because I’ve launched myself and my family on a new path. We are committed to living life simply beautifully with less stuff.
So what can you expect to find here on Goss House? I plan to go room by room, category by category and pare down what we own in the hopes of making our home and our life simpler and ultimately more beautiful. I’m also hoping I’ll inspire other families who are feeling the weight of owning so much stuff to join our journey!
Whether you are single, live surrounded by a big bunch of kids, and pets, live in a city or in the country, let’s do it together! Are you in?