Clutter IS a decorating style. In fact, it is my favorite style. In my opinion, there are two types of people – those who like a lot of stuff surrounding them and those who freak out when there is a lot of stuff around. What makes me feel safe and snuggled makes others claustrophobic and panicked. I have friends in both camps. At least half of my friends would like to bring over a dumpster. The other half live in homes that look similar to mine.


We all joke about hoarding but hoarding is different. Hoarding involves saving and protecting actual garbage, dead animals and fecal matter. I am not there yet. There is nothing about garbage, dead animals or fecal matter that makes me feel snuggled and safe….