Expert Interior Design Advice

Thinking about a recent article on the Lamps Plus Blog made us do some research of our own on Interior Design Quotes.  Here are a few we like:

“I strongly believe that people may not want, or may not be able, to start again from scratch, so giving old furniture a new lease of life is at the heart of my philosophy.”
Nina Campbell

“Don’t buy a bedroom suite, but collect your pieces separately – generally cheaper and always the decorator’s way of furnishing.”
Dorothy Draper, Ideas You’d Pay a Decorator For Good Housekeeping

“The most beautiful rooms are those that retain a feeling of not being quite finished. There is still a place for a painting on that wall, still a chair to be found that will suit that corner…meanwhile the room stays alive, young and growing.”
Michael Taylor, The Finest Rooms

“People’s live are expressed in little details….The soap in the bathroom, the flowers in the garden, the books on the bedside table are all strong symbols of a life in progress. You look at these details and a world unfolds – here are their books, the paintings they cherish, the music that soothes their souls.”
Charlotte Moss,  A Passion for Details

“Even in a formal dining room you don’t want to be ponderous or gloomy. Eating is really one of your indoor sports. You play three times a day, and it’s well worthwhile to make the game as pleasant as possible.”
Dorothy Draper, Decorating is Fun!

“You may concentrate on appearances all through the rest of your house, but in the bedroom comfort should be supreme. I think that bedrooms should also be very intimate rooms-they should express your personal preferences in every way…Of all the rooms in the house your bedroom is yours.”
Dorothy Draper, In the Pink

“There is nothing more trite than a set period.”
Eleanor McMillen Brown, Creating a Beautiful Home by Alexandra Stoddard

“You don’t have to know anything about a subject as long as you use common sense and imagination, plus enthusiasm! I use all periods of design in my work, for, after all, decorative styles are simply indications of a manner of living.”
Dorothy Draper, Good Housekeeping

“If you are collector, let other people share your pride and joy. Don’t sprinkle your collection out of sight in a meaningless jumble. Notice how groups of small objects, when they are well arranged, become important and effective. Remember that repetition is a form of emphasis. Collect what you will, but see to it that you arrange your hobby to its best advantage.”
Dorothy Draper, Good Housekeeping

 

(Quotes from Interior Design Quotes)

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Posted on June 24, 2011, in Decor, Home and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. What a great post! I love all of those quotes. And BTW, no i tried to put up the crown moulding and failed miserably:) I had to call my handyman Carl to do it. I did put up the paper.

    • Thank you! I think that would be beyond my expertise, too, but it really adds the finishing touch. Love the paper idea!! I’m in love with your room!! Don’t know why I could not post on your blog with my ID.. just started my blog so will have to figure it out.

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