With every change in season, and every turn of events that leads to a fresh start, follows an urge to purge; to clean out our cabinets and donate, sell or get rid of things we don’t need or use — To de-clutter our lives, living spaces, diets and minds.

Personally it always makes me yearn for all things white; crisp white linens and towels, a fresh coat of white paint on my walls or an old piece of furniture, and everything from white table wear to underwear. Hence the white mood. While this clean white look is close to unachievable in reality — and not to mention impractical, it’s makes for a nice goal to aspire after.

We wrote about similar things at the beginning of the year, promising to stick to the course. This year, that has proven more challenging than expected. Not only have I been busier than ever, with plenty of new design projects — this summer I also got married! In typical SemiDomesticated DIY-style, this became a massive design project in itself and ended up consuming my life (and that of my husband and our closest friends). Ultimately, it turned out to be one of the best and most special days of our lives.

Now that we have resurfaced after the big event and a relaxing honeymoon in Croatia, we remember the exuberance of summer while cleaning our slates for focus and reverence throughout fall and winter. So, stay tuned for new stories and interviews, a special feature on the wedding, moods, inspiration and soundscapes.

With love,
Anette

Above (clockwise from top left): Ceramic still life, White bedroom, Grey sweatshirt, Flex Chair

Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.
—Yoko Ono

Above (clockwise from top left): Marble bath tub, Warm grey living room, Milk Bath, White enamel tea kettle