Great thoughts Brietta — I think some matching sets can be nice, like two identical armchairs in a sitting area — but otherwise I think each piece should be considered uniquely.

I have always been disappointed when my friends move into a new place and feel the need to furnish it in a hurry, often relying on a single retailer or brand. It’s like…calm down, take your time, buy thoughtfully and ‘as-needed.’

In addition to being better for the environment and more minimal, it’s also more authentic and warm than overly matchy looks.

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