Part of having kids is dealing with clutter. Part of working in a creative field is often appreciating clutter. Being surrounded by loved things as you work and live has always brought joy to me. I don't like a mess--rather the contrary--but I've always been just fine with clutter. What's the difference? Never quite knowing why, I read this: "clutter is all the things you most need, never use, but can't part with."
It makes sense. And it's nice that Karl Lagerfeld prefers disorder as he works.
It's all in this cool coffee table type book by Mary Randolph Carter, the Creative Director @ Ralph Lauren.