Posts Categorized: Minimalism

A Guide to Minimalist Style with Hygge

Shira interviews the founder of Hygge, a minimalist women's fashion brand.

Erin Wallace is an Oakland-based designer and the founder of Hygge (with partner Lisa Fontaine). Hygge was built on the idea that an uncomplicated piece of clothing can be surprisingly modern and compulsively wearable. The company recently launched with only a single item – this denim kimono jacket. My friend, Caitlin, who introduced me to Hygge, describes it as… Read more »

Fewer Better: The Best Clean Beauty Products

Shira Gill shares her favorite "eco-friendly" "green" beauty products for this summer.

I had quite the educational meeting with The Sustainability Concierge, learning how to reduce potentially harmful toxins from our home.  It was relatively quick and painless to replace our nonstick frying pans with stainless steel replacements, and ditch our plastic containers and water bottles in favor of glass and metal alternatives. When it came to… Read more »

How to Design a Timeless Kid’s Room

Shira Gill provides tips into how parents can save money and time in their kid's room decor.

I recently spoke with online design firm Havenly, who asked if I could come up with some fresh ideas for designing a nursery that can easily transition into a “big kid” room and beyond. It’s tempting to design a nursery or child’s room around your child’s current developmental stage and interests. The challenge is that with constantly evolving… Read more »

5 Simple Life Hacks From a Sustainability Expert

Learn how to make your home environmentally friendly, safe, and energy efficient with these simple steps from a sustainability expert.

As the mother of two young children, I feel a responsibility to create a home that is free of toxins and as environmentally sustainable as possible. The challenge is, with an abundance of information that seems to be constantly shifting, it’s hard to feel confident about where I should invest my time, resources, and energy. Meet Friday, a… Read more »

Interview with My Minimalist Brother

See how a true minimalist lives in this great interview with organizer Shira Gill's brother.

A funny thing happened. I realized recently that while I strive to embrace minimalist principles, and experiment with capsule wardrobes, my brother, Max, is a real life all in minimalist. Everything he owns can fit in a single backpack. He wears a basic uniform every day. He travels often. He doesn’t let stuff distract him…. Read more »

How to Shop Like A Professional Organizer

Ever buy organizational tools that you discover you just don't need or don't fit where you want to place them? Use these helpful tips from a professional organizer to only buy the essentials to organize your home!

Hello, friends! I recently spent an inspiring week at Alt Summit in Palm Springs with an amazing group of professional home organizers. We talked about everything under the sun, and of course, all things organizing. One of the things many of us had noticed was that most of our clients had purchased organizing supplies and home decor… Read more »

New! Closet Makeover Workshop

Learn how to organize your closet, create a personal style, and where to find good organizing products.

Back by popular demand, it’s the Closet Makeover Workshop! This one will be focused on helping you clarify and refresh your personal style as well as declutter and organize your closet like a pro. You’ll Learn: *  Industry tips and resources for decluttering, organizing, and styling your closet. * How to create a personal style… Read more »