Looking in: Marie Kondo’s home in Tokyo.


I initially read Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up, just to see what all the fuss was about. And I almost tossed it aside after the first few pages, but sometime before the first chapter ended, she won me over. I finished the book in one sitting and immediately started to “tidy”, our already tidy – (or so I thought!) apartment. Several donation bags later, I not only felt like an immense weight had been lifted, but I had this unstoppable energy to continue tidying.. and I’ve been doing so ever since.

While reading the book, I couldn’t help but wonder what Kondo’s apartment looked like. Because of her intense belief that anything that doesn’t bring you joy should go, I pictured it almost sterile, and therefore unwelcoming. Instead, I found it to be quite charming..









While I will always favor a more lived-in home, I do love that her space feels Parisian, with those mouldings, windows and floors. I think my obsession with French design has been well documented on this blog 😉

Have any of you read her books? If so, what are your thoughts? I’d love to hear!



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