The Big Spring Clean

Porter and I could win medals for our ability to make a mess in the name of cleaning up. Instead of just getting things tidy, we've launched a major apartment overhaul. Come next week, the loft will be ready for spring, Tocca Kyoto candles and hoards of flowers. Stay tuned!


  1. Anonymous says:

    That has got to be the most organized "mess" photo i do believe i've ever seen. Don't feel bad, you've not seen the kinds of messes "i" make when cleaning. They have a tendency to last for months. Good Luck!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I am glad I am not the only one. I have had people come and see me mid-clean, and they are thoroughly confused.

  3. Seems like you may have competition:

  4. Lovely mess!
    Cannot wait to see the new Spring look!

  5. I remind my family that when I clean it gets worse before it gets better. You are an inspiration - can't wait to see how it looks when you're finished.

  6. Lisa says:

    when I get into a cleaning/tossing frenzy, it's always "darkest before dawn". Stuff strewn everywhere. Can't wait for the results.

  7. Please tell me that when you say 'Spring Cleaning' that you're not tossing any of that great stuff?! If that's the before, excited to see the AFTER! Always great images Hollister.

    Best regards,
    Reynolds Still

  8. Reminds me of my days when I worked at Ralph Lauren and we would prepare for a shooting and have so much stuff, it always did feel a bit like we were rummaging in an attic and then spring cleaning it all to a place of style.
    Love that swan in the not so ugly duckling setting.

  9. Wow! Can't wait to see the transformation!

  10. M says:

    have u ever thought about making a video tour of your apt? i'm just over the moon about the decor and style of your place!

  11. It's still in a state of chaos, but it's lookin' good -- and there's somehow room for more furniture! Wahooo!

  12. God , I love both you and your sister's eye for design.
    Where did you get the leather couch? Is it mentioned in a previous post ?

    boola - boola

  13. jones says:

    Please keep the swan!!! Too gorgeous. Mary

  14. looks like heaven to me! xx

  15. cannot wait to see pics of your spring ladies have such an amazing place. I left your hoedown in awe!


  16. DM says:

    Before kicking anything to the curb, pray, alert me.