I often flick through glossy interiors magazines and coo over the sleek, minimal, monochrome interiors. They're gorgeous. And I inevitably sigh ... several times ... at the chicness of them all. I imagine myself living in such a home. I'm standing at the kitchen island, dressed head to toe in white, my hair doesn't stick up or stick out, and I'm at least two stone lighter, perhaps a foot taller, too.