Decorating is not about making stage sets, it's not about making pretty pictures for the magazines, it's really about creating a quality of life, a beauty that nourishes the soul.
We shape our homes and then our homes shape us.
The essence of interior design will always be about people and how they live.
I deeply believe that a beautiful decor can have a beneficial influence on our lives.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
Simplicity, suitability and proportion.
Remember, color is not just color, but mood, temperature and structure.
The whole point of interior design is about creating environments where people can really live their lives and where you can connect with your friends and family.
What we remember most about rooms we like is the 'atmosphere.'
Have you ever noticed how some rooms exude a certain energy, warmth, and a harmony of spirit? If you have, then you have experienced the language of the home. A language softly spoken, and univerally understood.
There seems to be within all of us an innate yearning to be lifted momentarily out of our own lives into the realm of charm and make believe.
Decorating is like music. Harmony is what we constantly strive for. At home, we want a peaceful atmosphere where the objects are the notes and nothing is off-key.
Interior design is a business of trust.
An interior designer must be able to clarify his intent keeping ever in mind that decorating is not a look, it's a point of view.
Design is defined by light and shade, and appropriate lighting is enormously important.
The essence of interior design will always be about people and how they live. It is about the realities of what makes for an attractive, civilized, meaningful environment, not about fashion or what's in or what's out. This is not an easy job.
One sits more comfortably on a colour that one likes.
Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.
Ceilings must always be considered. They are the most neglected surface in a room.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
I believe in doing the thing you feel is right. If it looks right, it is right.
You don't sell a commodity, you sell joy, gaiety, excitement. You aim at people's hearts, not their minds.
There is no excuse for doing anything which is not strikingly beautiful.
Good design is forever.
Beige is atmosphere. It's bisque, it's ivory, it's cream, it's stone, it's toast, it's cappuccino. It;s well, it's magic.
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