One of the things that struck me about a lot of the 'after' spaces was that there was more stuff than before and yet it always looked so much better. Like others whose 'before' pics were barren of stuff, I'd been assuming that less was more, but instead of looking artfully minimal a lot of the spaces just looked bare. More can be more, if it's the right combination put together in the right way.
linen throw — it's a lot comfier than the Swiss army blanket we were using. Also, I'm so glad we sprang for these kilim pillows as part of our wedding decor because I knew they would also look great on our couch. This was one area though where less did turn out to be more— too many pillows was no bueno.