Hilary Robertson unearths a large number of how you can taste and show the “stuff of lifestyles”—the flotsam and jetsam of possessions, from photos and embellishes to hats and bicycles, that we gather over the process time.

In the primary bankruptcy, How one can Organize your Stuff, Hilary identifies and illustrates 4 other strategies to preparations—intuitive, narrative, sensible, and curatorial—and displays how each and every one will also be accomplished. She additionally considers the number of show places to be had inside of the house—partitions, mantelpieces, windowsills, chests of drawers, tabletops—and indicates How one can benefit from them. Subsequent, in Tales Advised by means of Actual Houses, Hilary stocks insider wisdom drawn from the enjoy of making interiors that fall into 5 other kinds—Neatnik, Bohemian, Naturalist, Sculpture Vulture, and Noble Salvage. A few individuals are magpies—they love stuff; discovering, gathering, and showing it—whilst their reverse, the minimalists, are on a challenge to include or tame it. The information on this e book will enchantment to magpies, minimalists, and everybody in among.