Monday, December 6, 2010

Quotables

Quotes can be fun and yet they are a little curious to me.  If someone quotes you making a statement, it can last forever and then people you don't even know are judging you purely on your one statement.  It would be nice if we could hand select our quotes for others to take and present them like ornaments on a tree.  Here are some quotes I picked about interior design you are free to judge and discuss:

"Good design is a renaissance attitude that combines technology, cognitive science, human need and beauty to produce something that the world didn't know was missing." - Paola Antonelli, curator of the Museum of Modern Art

"Be faithful to your own taste because nothing you really like is ever out of style." - Billy Baldwin

"It is just as disastrous to have the wrong accessories in your room as it is to wear sport shoes with an evening dress" - Dorothy Draper

"Decor must have sentimental value. A house must tell a story" - Mark Hampton, Harper's Bazaar, June 1989

"A decorator should...be blessed with a sixth sense - a kind of artistic alchemy which endows the articles of furniture with that elusive quality of livableness which transforms houses into homes." - Michael Taylor, The Finest Rooms

Photo by Rebecca Ward.  
Quotes from Icon Magazine and interiordesignquotes.com

3 comments:

deannamackensen said...

Rebecca, I enjoy your blogs and love your design tips.

A Color Specialist in Charlotte said...

thanks for the follow Rebecca. I look forward to your posts too!

Sacramento maids said...

What you mentioned about decorators having a sixth sense...I think that's true. Decorators will just move around a few pieces of decor or introduce some decor into an otherwise empty space and the atmosphere immediately changes. Its like decorators have an instinct on how to move things to produce a great angle.

ShareThis