Design and style from a Scandinavian perspective

Design Perfectionist

White, black and grey. This is the colour range in creative director and brand consultant Todd Waterbury's home. He is an extreme design perfectionist, arranging all his belongings in neat stacks, even his dining chairs. Nothing comes in to his home that doesn't fit perfectly into his chosen theme, not even a book or a shirt. And I love it! It's so perfect, from every angle, and just absolutely beautiful.

Photography by Trevor Tondro for The New York Times, where you can find the whole article and read more about other design perfectionists.


  • Andrea says:

    Nice to look at but nothing more. Wouldn't like to live there (my clothes and haircolor wouldn't fit the concept of this (strict?) man, I guess

    2012-02-22 | 13:58:01
  • Lulu says:

    Very anal!

    2012-02-22 | 14:19:19
  • allesistgut says:

    Gorgeous space and pictures! :)

    2012-02-22 | 14:20:13
    URL: http://allesistgut.wordpress.com
  • anordinarywoman says:

    It's aesthetic, no doubt but rather lifeless in the long run. I guess that it's precisely these differences that make different environments

    exciting. Thanks:)

    2012-02-22 | 14:40:44
    URL: http://anordinarywoman.net
  • CAISA K. says:


    2012-02-22 | 14:53:05
    URL: http://www.caisak.com
  • Emma ::emmas designblogg:: says:

    Oh yes, very anal indeed. But wonderful nonetheless! :)

    2012-02-22 | 16:42:53
    URL: http://emmas.blogg.se/
  • Erin | Holtwood Hipster says:

    It's a little too sterile for my taste... that said, as I stare at the not so neat stacks of paper and art supplies I'm working to organize in my home office today, I'm wishing I had a little bit of that discipline and restraint... just a little.

    2012-02-22 | 16:53:16
    URL: http://holtwoodhipster.blogspot.com
  • Elina says:


    2012-02-22 | 18:09:42
    URL: http://elinaeklund.devote.se
  • Inés says:

    Oh, my...I feel like home..!


    2012-02-22 | 18:21:13
    URL: http://SimplyClassyMe.blogspot.com
  • anna k. says:

    Wow, det här inlägget väckte känslor; så vackert, så strikt (motsatsen till vad jag är) och så... Så jäkla najs att jag bara måste göra vågen!

    2012-02-22 | 18:27:26
    URL: http://www.pejper.se
  • Desiree says:

    He sure likes straight lines! I like it but the kitchen is not my thing ;)

    2012-02-22 | 19:42:00
    URL: http://vosgesparis.blogspot.com
  • editor says:

    I sort and I edit and I remove, but I don't come anywhere near close.

    2012-02-22 | 19:46:22
    URL: http://upanddowntown.blogspot.com
  • Iris says:

    Jättefina bilder!

    Din bloglovin stämmer inte just nu, det gör inte min heller.. deras bloggflöde leder dina läsare vidare till en blogg på kinesiska. Mina hamnar på en nyhetssida från östergötland.. bara så du vet!

    kram /iris

    2012-02-22 | 21:05:10
    URL: http://inredningskaos.blogspot.com
  • pam robinson says:

    i think you are brilliant. truly. xx pam

    2012-02-22 | 22:11:31
    URL: http://www.redticking.com
  • F E L I C I A says:

    nice blog!

    2012-02-22 | 22:16:26
    URL: http://thegoldenyear.blogg.se/
  • Erin | Holtwood Hipster says:

    It's a little too sterile for my taste... that said, as I stare at the not so neat stacks of paper and art supplies I'm working to organize in my home office today, I'm wishing I had a little bit of that discipline and restraint... just a little.

    2012-02-23 | 02:43:12
    URL: http://holtwoodhipster.blogspot.com
  • Jean says:


    2012-02-23 | 02:50:08
  • Veronika says:

    It's aesthetic, no doubt, but seriously, how boring is that? a perfect home, nothing more to style. looks like nobody has and will ever feel comfortable in there.

    2012-02-23 | 06:25:38
  • Sandra says:


    2012-02-23 | 08:44:48
  • Ashley says:


    Love the post!

    I clicked on the link and his name is actually Todd, not Peter.

    2012-02-23 | 11:35:56
  • kat says:

    Looks amazing!

    2012-02-23 | 11:53:04
    URL: http://katinboots.blogg.se/
  • Bobby says:

    And I thought I was anal.. this is incredible. I couldn't live like that - would be guilty and scared every time I moved something! - but quite remarkable nonetheless.

    2012-02-23 | 15:02:17
    URL: http://www.tileflair.co.uk
  • Ebba says:

    Gud vilka fina bilder!

    2012-02-23 | 15:41:29
    URL: http://ebbastahl.blogg.se/
  • Malin says:

    Nästan lite creepy, men väldigt väldigt snyggt!

    2012-02-23 | 15:43:55
    URL: http://inneoute.blogg.se/
  • Emma ::emmas designblogg:: says:

    Yes, OCD in it's most beautiful form. :)

    Ashley, thanks! I corrected the name now. I don't know why I wrote Peter, that's weird...

    2012-02-23 | 15:45:27
    URL: http://emmas.blogg.se/
  • Montse Gimferrer (@Gimferrer) says:

    I would like to see his work when he looses his perfectionism, his colouring range is interesting and it works, I like it, but I would love more drama in his pictures, it doesn't look effortless which does my head in a little. Good post though I always enjoy following on pinterest Emma :)


    2012-02-23 | 17:44:12
    URL: http://aspacetodream.tumblr.com/
  • Nissan says:

    I find it creepy :)

    Not very inviting nor cosy.

    2012-02-23 | 20:22:36
  • Daniel - Let me be inspired says:

    Hej - vilket ställe, helt underbart! Ha det så bra!!

    2012-02-23 | 20:47:13
    URL: http://www.letmebeinspired.com
  • icacarlsson says:


    2012-02-23 | 21:00:26
    URL: http://icacarlsson.se
  • Tip says:

    Ah...relaxing neatness come to my house! Obviously little munchkins do not live there. :-)

    2012-02-23 | 22:45:56
    URL: http://www.apartmentdiet.com
  • Eva says:

    Oh my lord! I hope he has a storage room there somewhere to keep interesting books that have a cover in the wrong colour!

    2012-02-24 | 12:15:25
  • Anonym says:

    nice pictures! :)

    2012-02-24 | 18:10:00
    URL: http://byrebeckaberg.blogg.se/
  • DAVID says:


    2012-02-24 | 21:43:32
    URL: http://projectfairtrade.blogg.se/
  • Smilla says:

    Scary. Check the cellar for a body.

    2012-02-25 | 00:53:42
  • T. J. says:

    Anyone know the maker or name of that chair in the second picture? Thanks!

    2012-02-25 | 02:04:09
  • Seleonora says:

    Vilken bra ide för bokhyllorna! Mycket snyggare.

    2012-02-25 | 10:23:04
    URL: http://seleonora.blogg.se/

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