I have had these feelings for the past 40 years of looking at Architectural journals. The project photos have nothing to do with how people actually live…unless your a zen monk. I met a woman whose home won a national award, done by a great architect (not me), and she toe me it took her three weeks to put away he “stuff” for the photo shoot.
A really great house , in the “Scandinavian Factory” style, is the Eames house in Santa Monica. It’s loaded with “stuff” and would look wrong if it were not there.