I love this quote for so many reasons –
I think of this quote often when decorating a space and it works. Whatever drives the desire to over design/decorate this quote reminds me to edit. The ability to edit is such an important tool and typically the most overlooked.
When designing/decorating it is impossible to put everything into one space and have it shine. Like a play or movie, the need for supporting actors are essential to the main characters role – and supporting actors get an Oscar too!
Too much clutter – and yes this comes in the form of decorative accessories; as well as, stacks of papers, books, and just stuff can be distracting, it can inhibit us from moving forward, it keeps us muddling around without purpose or vision. We may like that collection of whatever, but has it become overpowering in the space – or – has that collection become stagnent?