One thing I've discovered about living in an open-concept apartment is that any item out of place, or papers piled up, or dishes on the counter can be seen from everywhere. So even when my apartment isn't 'messy' by any stretch of the imagination, it quite often looks cluttered or disorganized. This leads to my second revelation: I don't like clutter.
This probably sounds rediculous to anyone who knows me, as I have a lot of stuff, and it does tend to spread out wherever I go. The thing is I like stuff, I would love for my apartment to be filled from tip to toe with a myriad of things...as long as there is some sort of (albeit mysterious) order to it. Kinda like this: