Quotes are a source of inspiration. They’re the spark that ignites our creativity. Quotes move us when we feel stuck. And, when it comes to interior design, quotes can empower us to create an atmosphere that brings our unique sense of style to light.
If you’re in need of motivation, we’ve compiled a list of 11 famous quotes from influential interior designers past and present.
“The best rooms have something to say about the people who live in them.” – David Hicks
“Form follows function—that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.” – Frank Llyod Wright
“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
“Serious is a word that should be entirely avoided when it comes to decorations.” – Kathryn Ireland
“Your home should tell the story of who you are, and be a collection of what you love.” – Nate Berkus
“Don’t be afraid to experiment – not everything has to match. A house that is 100% perfect is rarely full of charm.” – Rebecca de Ravene
“One should never be the oldest thing in one’s house.” – Patsy Stone
“Real comfort, visual and physical, is vital to every room.” – Mark Hampton
“The truth is that style and taste are all relative. It is not a question whether or not someone has good taste. It is how something feels to the individual.” – Kelly Hoppen
“There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.” – Milton Glaser
“Make every room a living room.” – Alexandra Stoddard