Quotes on Interior Design

My business is to preach to you the beauty of suitability. Elsie de Wolfe

Deep downy upholstery is absolutely what I've always been about. Albert Hadley

I've lived too long and I've lived too well. Nancy Lancaster

Control, edit and distill. Van Day Truex

Simplicity, suitability and proportion. Elsie de Wolfe

You can't take it with you. There are no pockets in a shroud. Elsie de Wolfe

I've always loved interior design. Genie Francis

I'm into designing houses and interior design. I like change. I like creating things out of nothing. Chris Kirkpatrick

Interior design is a business of trust. Venus Williams

Perfectionism is the death of a great room. Anne McDonald

Good design is forever. Van Day Truex

The essence of interior design will always be about people and how they live. Albert Hadley

I am going to make everything around me beautiful - that will be my life. Elsie de Wolfe

We shape our homes and then our homes shape us. Winston Churchill

Rooms should be timeless. Sister Parish

Rich colors are typical of a rich nature. Van Day Truex

We cannot do better than to accept the standards of other times, and to adapt them to our uses. Elsie de Wolfe

The cardinal virtue of all beauty is restraint. Elsie de Wolfe

I so hate it when I'm quoted to thwart the juices and desires of the great interior design public at large - Daily Express Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

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. Albert Hadley

Design is defined by light and shade, and appropriate lighting is enormously important. Albert Hadley

You cannot make a modern apartment out of a traditional space. Albert Hadley

To create an interior, the designer must develop an overall concept and stick to it. Albert Hadley

My furniture is an exercise in architecture or architectural mood. Ettore Sottsass

Much of the character of everyman may be read in his house. John Ruskin

I had learnt from going to Houghton that to make a room quiet, to make it harmonious, you never wanted to have only one 'mouvement' thng like the Savonnerie rug that would stand out. You must have 'mouvement' everywhere. Nancy Lancaster

I like to preserve simplicity rahter than over-polishing. Fashions are changeable. Taste is in realizing the essence of a place. Nancy Lancaster

Scale is of prime importance and I think that oversized scale is better than undersized scale. Nancy Lancaster

In choosing a colour one must realize that it changes in different aspects. Nancy Lancaster

Innovation is often the ability to reach into the past and bring back what is good, what is beautiful, what is useful, what is lasting. Sister Parish

Better rooms better furniture, better objects d'art can only be created for a society interested in living - not existing. Van Day Truex

Remember, color is not just color, but mood, temperature and structure. Van Day Truex

Interiors speak! Rooms emphasize whether one exists or lives, and there is a great difference between the two! Van Day Truex

There is nothing more trite than a period room imposed on a contemporary setting. Van Day Truex

In design, Mother Nature is our best teacher. Van Day Truex

I love to decorate and redecorate. Now it's called interior design, but the term decorating is fine with me. Gloria Vanderbilt

I wanted to be a decorator. I wanted to interior design homes and do everything myself. Ursula Andress

For a house to be successful, the objects in it must communicate with one another, respond to and balance one another Andree Putman

I make no special difference between architecture and design, they are two different stages of invention. Ettore Sottsass

Training the eye is the most important way to gain an appreciation and understanding of good design in busienss management. Van Day Truex

Architecture is basically the design of interiors, the art of organizing interior space. Philip Johnson

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. Albert Hadley

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. Vern Yip

You can never judge a paint hue by the liquid color in the paint pot. You must apply it to a wall, wait for the paint to dry, then decide. Dorothy Draper

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. Dorothy Draper

You just can't beat slip covers for giving that friendly air hospitals need so desperately. Dorothy Draper

Birds are so much wiser than we! A robin builds a nest for robins. A seagull builds a nest for seagulls. They don't copy each other - or build themselves nests as described in The Birds' Decorating Magazine. Dorothy Draper

You don't sell a commodity, you sell joy, gaiety, excitement. You aim at people's hearts, not their minds. Dorothy Draper

Decorators should always remember that letting a client see too many beautiful things is a pitfall. Albert Hadley

We're all collectors by nature. But if you're talking about an orderly life, there has to be a stop sign somewhere. Building a collection requires a strong constitution and the ability to resist. Albert Hadley

Decoration can be a state of mind, an unusual perception, a ritual whisper. Ettore Sottsass

If you think you're meeting your destiny on the other side of a door you may not be interested in its design. Ettore Sottsass

In restoring a house one must first realize its period, feel its personality and try to bring out its good points. Nancy Lancaster

A gentle mixture of furniture expresses life and continuity but it must be a judicious mixture that flows and mixes well. It is a bit like mixing a salade. (I am better at room than salads). Nancy Lancaster

How lucky I've been to live in such beautiful places and able to make them as I dreamed. I've been lucky. I've adored my houses more than my friends (or husbands). Nancy Lancaster

I think everyone must have a first memory of some house, some room, a vivid picture that will remain deep down in one forever. Sister Parish

It is obvious that any rather non-color, monochromatic design is safe, easier, more generally restful and with life being the hurdy-gurdy that it is, more and more of us prefer and interior giving the maximum response. Van Day Truex

Too many bright colors make for congestion. Too many bright colors need, above all, contrast in value, to eliminate vibration. Van Day Truex

The easiest approach to any strong color is to use a lot of it, thus unifying a room. However, beware of too many strong colors unless you happen to like living on a battlefield. Van Day Truex

Go to the source for ideas, go to the Metropolitan Museum, find your inspiration in nature, go to the Museum of Natural History, but never rely on something that someone else has done. Van Day Truex

I believe in plenty of optimism and white paint. Elsie de Wolfe

To conform within rational limits to a given style is no more servile than to pay one's taxes or to write according to the rule of grammar. Elsie de Wolfe

Minimalism in interior design has become a caricature. Everywhere you find shops or hotels with an ambience that makes you feel like you are in a refrigerator. Andree Putman

It wasn't that I had any great dream of being an architect. I just wanted to make things. Whether it was furniture, painting, interior design, or architecture. I just wanted to create something. Tadao Ando

Baroque sculpture and interior design has a quality of creating an environment that seems organic because it's full of curves and details, like a forest. Camille Henrot

I like to do interior design, I love to quilt, I love to see different colors together, and I love to match things up. Mary J Blige

All those lessons that I've learned on the court, I have applied them to my life outside of the court in business, my company, called V Starr interiors, an interior design company, and EleVen, which I wear on court. Venus Williams

I was in college, and very disappointed. I majored in commercial art and interior design for three or four years. At that time, it seemed the thing I really wanted to do, production design, just wasn't available in the U.K., so I turned to music. Eric Burdon

Form follows function - that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union. Frank Lloyd Wright

I've always been a bit of a decorator. I think if I wasn't a singer I'd probably be in stage setting or interior design or something. I like clutter and I'm quite visually greedy. I can't have things to be plain; I have to have things looking interesting maybe I'm just a frustrated interior designer stuck in a singing career. Florence Welch

All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space. Philip Johnson

We are here for God's designs, not for our own Oswald Chambers

Work for money, design for love. Issey Miyake

Styling is designing for obsolescence. Alec Guinness

The first design I created was a circular skirt for my Barbie when I was 7. Karen Walker

Somebody who's designing something for himself has at least got a market of one that he's very close to. Steve Wozniak

Predictability and great design are not friends. Fred Brooks

Design work doesn't just satisfy requirements, it elicits them. Fred Brooks

Verbalizing design is another act of design. Kenya Hara

Do not seek to change what has come before. Seek to create that which has not David Airey

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