I have a hard time looking through interior magazines/blogs nowadays where everything always seems just right. Steven Kurutz's article "How to Tell When You’re Over-Propped," is a great dissection of this trend. When Ben and I moved from Oakland to Austin, we purged a lot of "props" out of our home. Having finally unpacked the last box (3 years and 1 home renovation later), I can safely say that our prop count is pretty low. My tolerance for clutter is pretty low.