Ben De Lisi's SW11 Loft conversionContemporary Living Room, London
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6. Stuff is not the enemy. Though a clean white box of a home may hold some appeal for the super tidy, being a neat freak is not the same as being a minimalist. Neat freaks don’t mind owning and displaying stuff — they just need it all to be beautifully ordered.
Reboot your coffee table. Much of the art of creating a stylish home is about stopping to consider what you already have and how best to display it. So don’t leave your most beautiful books tucked away on high shelves. A pile of arty hardcover books on a coffee table might feel something of a cliché, but it can be a rather effective way of adding personality to a living space. Here, the owners have created mini book towers — on the main table, on a side table and on the floor. The interesting ceramics add another point of interest. This trick takes just minutes, and the items can be changed whenever you fancy a new selection of books to peruse.