Leo from zenhabits has a guest post over at Unclutterer blog. A great read. Ofcourse his disclaimer is a very valid one. To each one, their own. He does not advocate that everyone should be as extreme-minimalist as Leo. It works for him, so he is. If you need your small potted ivy for refreshing your eyes, or have your own God Idols for your period spiritual refreshment, so be it. If it fits your work flow, then have it.
Read the post here.