She hasn’t even added much furniture; years of moving taught her to go light on possessions. “This was really for peace of mind. I wanted to feel weightless,” she says. “I brought clothes and shoes. That’s it.”


Part of Vassell’s intention for the space was to fill it only with the bare necessities. “The challenge was to see what I really, truly needed, not buy for the sake of having.”


It's not my aspiration to live so minimalistic, but it is an interesting notion. I'd like a space (a room, a closet even) as open, and as quiet, and as peaceful. I'd like my mind and home to feel that clutter-free even if I choose to keep my furniture...

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