We always say that truly luxurious, high end interior design should look like the homeowner is just someone with really good taste. However, there’s another side to the story.

Many interior decorators try to give a place the lived-in appearance by simply going around and finding expensive art, knickknacks, and furniture to fill a space. Unfortunately, this all too often creates a feeling of clutter rather than luxury and taste.

The antidote is adopt a policy that in great interior design, form should always follow function.

That’s the subject of a fantastic article in Freshome this week.