Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.
— William Morris
 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZER. INTERIOR DESIGNER. MINIMALIST.

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Hi! My name is Sarah. I am passionate about many things in life and home environments are at the top of my list! I believe a home should be a safe space, a beautiful, peaceful, calming space; a personal oasis to relax and enjoy life, family, and friends. Our homes have a huge impact on our mental health and our ability to relax. Clutter can contribute to depression, stress, and unhealthy habits. My goal is to help people set up lifestyle habits that will help you live your best life.

I have lived in a variety of homes that have differed greatly in size and place. Throughout my adult life I have lived in different cities, states, and even countries, so I have had the opportunity to learn how to efficiently organize and downsize, as well as practice setting up a space I can love, no matter where I am. Most recently I spent about three years living in a 160 sf Tiny House with my husband. We had to effectively downsize, adapt to a minimalist lifestyle, and organize every inch of our home so that it was useful and clutter free. Part of that journey was to minimize our spending in order to pay off debt.

I want to help you live life with less ‘stuff’ (whatever that means to you) and more freedom, time, and money. I want to help you design a space that is uniquely you and get you started on the path to achieving your goals toward better, happier, healthy living.

I know for most people the thought of downsizing is an overwhelming thought. It can be stressful and daunting. Minimalism might conjure images of white spaces, stark and empty. But I believe that minimalism can apply to any sized space with any amount of items in it, so long as you love and use all of those items in your home. It isn’t about getting down to a certain number of possessions or having nothing at all. It’s about using what you do have, enjoying what you own, and not having excess.

I also believe that minimalism doesn’t have to mean a stark palette. Though there can be something restful and beautiful about that look, it isn’t for everyone. I believe that we should work with what you’ve got! Let’s make the architecture of your home the best it can be, so you don’t feel the need to fill it with ‘stuff’. Paint, wallpaper, fabric, and architectural features like trim, light fixtures, etc. can pack a huge punch so that you enjoy the walls around you without having to add more than is necessary. Let’s have fun rethinking and curating your lifestyle, designing it with intention, organizing it for the best function, and making sure your personality is reflected.

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origins of Terracotta life

Terracotta Life was born from my own journey into minimalism and Tiny House Living. The name came from the idea that, like a flower in a terracotta pot, no matter how simple or small the home, beauty can grow abundantly. Let’s work together to create your own beautiful paradise.

If you are curious to see more about my past life as a Tiny House Dweller, you can see my home tour here and read my archived blog here.