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100+ Inspiring Interior Design Quotes For Your Social Media Content

Have you ever come across a quote or saying on one of the social media channels that you follow and immediately thought: “I have to share this!”

When it comes to sharing quotes about design on your social media feeds, you could have the same impact on your social media followers too. Quotes can inspire, provide food for thought and showcase who you look up to as role models in the interior design industry. 

We have put together a list of over 100 interior design quotes for you to draw inspiration from that your social media followers will be sure to love. As a rule of thumb, do remember to include appropriate hashtags in your caption copy, especially on Instagram, to make it easy for social media followers to pick up your quote content. Here are some ideas to choose the best ones.

To make your quote even more attractive as shareable pieces of content, you can use high-quality stock photos for your graphics, so be sure to check out this link too for some stock image inspiration.

Oh, and if you would like a quick and easy solution to easily design your interior decorating quotes and sayings visuals, we have a template pack just for that and also a collection of 130 inspiring interior design quotes curated in a neat handbook, ready to always inspire you.

So, without further ado, browse our selection of inspirational interior design quotes below, and enjoy using your favorite ones in your next set of social media quotes!

Interior decorating quotes and sayings to use on Instagram (or other social media platforms)

“Good design doesn’t date.” – Harry Seidler

“Good design doesn’t date.”

Harry Seidler

“Architecture is inhabited sculpture.” – Constantin Brancusi

“Architecture is inhabited sculpture.”

Constantin Brancusi

“A room is not a room without natural light.” – Louis Kahn

“A room is not a room without natural light.”

Louis Kahn

“We shape our homes and then our homes shape us.” – Winston Churchill

“We shape our homes and then our homes shape us.”

Winston Churchill

“The door handle is the handshake of the building.” – Juhani Pallasmaa

“The door handle is the handshake of the building.”

Juhani Pallasmaa

“The home should be the treasure chest of living.” – Le Corbusier

“The home should be the treasure chest of living.”

Le Corbusier

“No pattern should be without some sort of meaning.” – William Morris

“No pattern should be without some sort of meaning.”

William Morris

“Interior decoration partly thrives on being social.” – Nicholas Haslam

“Interior decoration partly thrives on being social.”

Nicholas Haslam

“One should never be the oldest thing in one’s house.” – Patsy Stone

“One should never be the oldest thing in one’s house.”

Patsy Stone

“The details are not the details. They make the design.” – Charles Eames

“The details are not the details. They make the design.”

Charles Eames

“Real comfort, visual and physical, is vital to every room.” – Mark Hampton

“Real comfort, visual and physical, is vital to every room.”

Mark Hampton

“I always put in one controversial item. It makes people talk.” – Dorothy Draper

“I always put in one controversial item. It makes people talk.”

Dorothy Draper

“Architecture is a visual art and the buildings speak for themselves.” – Julia Morgan

“Architecture is a visual art and the buildings speak for themselves.”

Julia Morgan

“Every room needs a touch of black, just as it needs one antique piece.” – Jan Showers

“Every room needs a touch of black, just as it needs one antique piece.”

Jan Showers

“The best rooms have something to say about the people who live in them.” – David Hicks

“The best rooms have something to say about the people who live in them.”

David Hicks

“I am going to make everything around me beautiful — that will be my life.” – Elsie De Wolfe

“I am going to make everything around me beautiful — that will be my life.”

Elsie De Wolfe

“Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.” – Frank Gehry

“Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.”

Frank Gehry

“Underneath all I design lies the solid belief that beauty is a positive force.” – Barbara Barry

“Underneath all I design lies the solid belief that beauty is a positive force.”

Barbara Barry

“Good buildings come from good people and all problems are solved by good design.” – Stephen Gardiner

“Good buildings come from good people and all problems are solved by good design.”

Stephen Gardiner

“Chandeliers are the marvels of drop-dead showiness, the jewelry of architecture.” – Peter York

“Chandeliers are the marvels of drop-dead showiness, the jewelry of architecture.”

Peter York

“Be faithful to your own taste, because nothing you really like is ever out of style.” – Billy Baldwin

“Be faithful to your own taste, because nothing you really like is ever out of style.”

Billy Baldwin

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

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

Albert Hadley

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Design is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Design is knowing which ones to keep.”

Scott Adams

“A house is much more than a mere shelter — it should lift us emotionally and spiritually.” – John Saladino

“A house is much more than a mere shelter — it should lift us emotionally and spiritually.”

John Saladino

“Architecture is the learned game correct and magnificent of forms assembled in the light.” – Le Corbusier

“Architecture is the learned game correct and magnificent of forms assembled in the light.”

Le Corbusier

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

“Design is defined by light and shade, and appropriate lighting is enormously important. ”

Albert Hadley

“Architecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space.” – Zaha Hadid

“Architecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space.”

Zaha Hadid

“There are two things that make a room timeless: a sense of history and a piece of the future.” – Charlotte Moss

“There are two things that make a room timeless: a sense of history and a piece of the future.”

Charlotte Moss

“Whether spare or elaborate, harmonious moldings are the mark of a successful classical interior.” – Peter Pennoyer

“Whether spare or elaborate, harmonious moldings are the mark of a successful classical interior.”

Peter Pennoyer

“Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.” – Charles Eames

“Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.”

Charles Eames

“A room should never allow the eye to settle in one place. It should smile at you and create fantasy.” – Juan Montoya

“A room should never allow the eye to settle in one place. It should smile at you and create fantasy.”

Juan Montoya

“Another word for minimalism is ‘elegance.’ Elegance is beautifully resolving an issue with minimal means.” – Tom Kundig

“Another word for minimalism is ‘elegance.’ Elegance is beautifully resolving an issue with minimal means.”

Tom Kundig

“True modernism always appears effortless but can only truly be achieved by exercising the utmost discipline.” – Waldo Fernandez

“True modernism always appears effortless but can only truly be achieved by exercising the utmost discipline.”

Waldo Fernandez

“When you’re building a room, you’re building character, and character is the strength and wisdom of a home.” – Rose Tarlow

“When you’re building a room, you’re building character, and character is the strength and wisdom of a home.”

Rose Tarlow

“The principle of the design – the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior design.” – Venus Williams

“The principle of the design – the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior design.”

Venus Williams

“I like an interior that defies labeling. I don’t really want someone to walk into a room and know that I did it.” – Bunny Williams

“I like an interior that defies labeling. I don’t really want someone to walk into a room and know that I did it.”

Bunny Williams

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

“Form follows function—that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.”

Frank Lloyd Wright

“All rooms ought to look as if they were lived in, and to have so to say, a friendly welcome ready for the incomer.” – William Morris

“All rooms ought to look as if they were lived in, and to have so to say, a friendly welcome ready for the incomer.”

William Morris

“For a house to be successful, the objects in it must communicate with one another, respond and balance one another.” – Andrée Putman

“For a house to be successful, the objects in it must communicate with one another, respond and balance one another.”

Andrée Putman

“Design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.” – Norman Foster

“Design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.”

Norman Foster

“Tonal and subtle color combinations allow us to mix furniture and pieces from different eras together to create a cohesive narrative.” – Rafael de Cárdenas

“Tonal and subtle color combinations allow us to mix furniture and pieces from different eras together to create a cohesive narrative.”

Rafael de Cárdenas

“There is a real sense of perfection of scale in the neoclassical period. When mastered, it becomes easy to adapt to any kind of style.” – Jean-Louis Deniot

“There is a real sense of perfection of scale in the neoclassical period. When mastered, it becomes easy to adapt to any kind of style.”

Jean-Louis Deniot

“It has to be a subtle, un-strident mix, and the key, of course, is getting the personality of both house and those living in it right.” – Nicky Haslam

“It has to be a subtle, un-strident mix, and the key, of course, is getting the personality of both house and those living in it right.”

Nicky Haslam

“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

“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

“Minimalism is designing to allow the art, the books, the view, the people — whatever matters most to the inhabitant — to be the soul of the space.” – Deborah Berke

“Minimalism is designing to allow the art, the books, the view, the people — whatever matters most to the inhabitant — to be the soul of the space.”

Deborah Berke

“Learn to look not just with your eyes but with your heart. Find the things that connect with you. How else will you know how to design your home?” – Kelly Hoppen

“Learn to look not just with your eyes but with your heart. Find the things that connect with you. How else will you know how to design your home?”

Kelly Hoppen

“The best traditional houses are anchored by a low-key sophistication—elegance and refinement balanced by understatement and an abundance of comfort.” – Gil Schafer

“The best traditional houses are anchored by a low-key sophistication—elegance and refinement balanced by understatement and an abundance of comfort.”

Gil Schafer

“Rawness and refinement are not opposite ends of a luxurious spectrum. They are two complementary features with which to populate a luxe environment.” – Kelly Wearstler

“Rawness and refinement are not opposite ends of a luxurious spectrum. They are two complementary features with which to populate a luxe environment.”

Kelly Wearstler

“If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” – William Morris

“If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”

William Morris

“Luxury is when it seems flawless when you reach the right balance between all elements. Understated theatricality – that is what my luxury is all about.” – Jean-Louis Deniot

“Luxury is when it seems flawless when you reach the right balance between all elements. Understated theatricality – that is what my luxury is all about.”

Jean-Louis Deniot

“I want to create a place, like a little island, where you can have all your things around you and be comfortable and read a book and even sleep overnight.” – Patricia Urquiola

“I want to create a place, like a little island, where you can have all your things around you and be comfortable and read a book and even sleep overnight.”

Patricia Urquiola

“Design is coming to grips with one’s real lifestyle, one’s real place in the world. Rooms should not be put together for show but to nourish one’s wellbeing.” – Albert Hadley

“Design is coming to grips with one’s real lifestyle, one’s real place in the world. Rooms should not be put together for show but to nourish one’s wellbeing.”

Albert Hadley

“Classicism is not to say it is staid — quite the contrary, as it is rooted in the classic elements that write the rules and then allow you to reinterpret them.” – Brian McCarthy

“Classicism is not to say it is staid — quite the contrary, as it is rooted in the classic elements that write the rules and then allow you to reinterpret them.”

Brian McCarthy

“You create your own decoration. You choose your color, you choose your mood… If you are depressed, you put some bright yellow and suddenly you are happy.” – Phillip Starck

“You create your own decoration. You choose your color, you choose your mood… If you are depressed, you put some bright yellow and suddenly you are happy.”

Phillip Starck

“Chairs are uniquely the best expression of design. They encompass more of the challenges by which I live and work than any other single component of furniture.” – Vladimir Kagan

“Chairs are uniquely the best expression of design. They encompass more of the challenges by which I live and work than any other single component of furniture.”

Vladimir Kagan

“We often think of the principal responsibility of a modern interior, particularly one in a project with a beautiful site or a great view, as staying out of the way.” – Steven Harris

“We often think of the principal responsibility of a modern interior, particularly one in a project with a beautiful site or a great view, as staying out of the way.”

Steven Harris

“It’s the antithesis of ‘decor’ and the opposite of ‘designed.’ It’s full of personality and comfort. It’s collecting and layering to create a style entirely one’s own.” – Roman Alonso

“It’s the antithesis of ‘decor’ and the opposite of ‘designed.’ It’s full of personality and comfort. It’s collecting and layering to create a style entirely one’s own.”

Roman Alonso

“A designer has a duty to create timeless design. To be timeless you have to think really far into the future, not next year, not in two years but in 20 years minimum.” – Phillip Starck

“A designer has a duty to create timeless design. To be timeless you have to think really far into the future, not next year, not in two years but in 20 years minimum.”

Phillip Starck

“Designers and people, in general, are too attracted by ‘new’, but nothing ages more quickly than ‘newness’. All my objects reflect a marriage between past and present.” – Marcel Wanders

“Designers and people, in general, are too attracted by ‘new’, but nothing ages more quickly than ‘newness’. All my objects reflect a marriage between past and present.”

Marcel Wanders

“Integrating reclaimed materials into the architecture — among them, wood or stone flooring, rough-hewn beams, and parged walls — creates a very engaging and tactile environment.” – Darryl Carter

“Integrating reclaimed materials into the architecture — among them, wood or stone flooring, rough-hewn beams, and parged walls — creates a very engaging and tactile environment.”

Darryl Carter

“A combination of texture, soft patinas, warm woods, and old stone mixed with down-filled furniture, graphic textiles, and ceramics creates spaces that are easy, comfortable, and warm.” – Mark Cunningham

“A combination of texture, soft patinas, warm woods, and old stone mixed with down-filled furniture, graphic textiles, and ceramics creates spaces that are easy, comfortable, and warm.”

Mark Cunningham

“In the case of not obeying the rules of design, something becomes incredibly personal. It becomes your own, and it becomes also something that nobody else shares because it’s your own eye.” – Robert Couturier

“In the case of not obeying the rules of design, something becomes incredibly personal. It becomes your own, and it becomes also something that nobody else shares because it’s your own eye.”

Robert Couturier

“Proper proportions, grounded compositions, and identifiably correct details make me feel rooted in time, place, and culture, but they also free me up to dive into decorative flights of fancy.” – Alexa Hampton

“Proper proportions, grounded compositions, and identifiably correct details make me feel rooted in time, place, and culture, but they also free me up to dive into decorative flights of fancy.”

Alexa Hampton

“To design for a globe-trotting client is always an exciting adventure. I love to use vintage ikats from the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. And exotic tiles always add an air of fantasy to a space.” – Martyn Lawrence Bullard

“To design for a globe-trotting client is always an exciting adventure. I love to use vintage ikats from the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. And exotic tiles always add an air of fantasy to a space.”

Martyn Lawrence Bullard

“Minimalist design is deceptively complicated. Those clean lines and unbroken planes don’t come easily. Cornices, moldings, trim, and the like were invented to hide construction imperfections.” – Russell S. Groves

“Minimalist design is deceptively complicated. Those clean lines and unbroken planes don’t come easily. Cornices, moldings, trim, and the like were invented to hide construction imperfections.”

Russell S. Groves

“I think my unrelenting drive for order is what makes me a modernist. It’s about creating an atmosphere with an economy of means and allowing anything extra or unnecessary to fall by the wayside.” – Thad Hayes

“I think my unrelenting drive for order is what makes me a modernist. It’s about creating an atmosphere with an economy of means and allowing anything extra or unnecessary to fall by the wayside.”

Thad Hayes

“Furniture is needed for practical reasons, and because it must be there, it may as well be as pleasant as possible to look at, and in a less definable psychological way, comforting to the spirit.” – Edward J Wormley

“Furniture is needed for practical reasons, and because it must be there, it may as well be as pleasant as possible to look at, and in a less definable psychological way, comforting to the spirit.”

Edward J Wormley

“What is quality? Quality design must have a sense of authenticity. My work is not cutting edge, it is not supposed to be, but sometimes, the middle of the road is the most dangerous place to walk.” – David Collins

“What is quality? Quality design must have a sense of authenticity. My work is not cutting edge, it is not supposed to be, but sometimes, the middle of the road is the most dangerous place to walk.”

David Collins

“Being an iconoclast is a state of mind and heart. It’s having a free spirit, finding inspiration everywhere, and not minding rules. It’s appreciating the raw and natural, finding beauty in anomalies.” – Kelly Wearstler

“Being an iconoclast is a state of mind and heart. It’s having a free spirit, finding inspiration everywhere, and not minding rules. It’s appreciating the raw and natural, finding beauty in anomalies.”

Kelly Wearstler

“I like to try to achieve a calm serenity in my work. I want to create interiors that allow furniture, art, and, of course, architecture space to breathe — but there must always be a warmth in the atmosphere.” – Rose Uniacke

“I like to try to achieve a calm serenity in my work. I want to create interiors that allow furniture, art, and, of course, architecture space to breathe — but there must always be a warmth in the atmosphere.”

Rose Uniacke

“I love creating rooms that are layered, cozy, and familiar—filled with deep overstuffed sofas, venerable brown furniture, a friendly mix of patterns, colors, collections, and paintings, and carpets that look better with age.” – Richard Keith Langham

“I love creating rooms that are layered, cozy, and familiar—filled with deep overstuffed sofas, venerable brown furniture, a friendly mix of patterns, colors, collections, and paintings, and carpets that look better with age.”

Richard Keith Langham

“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 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 basis of being a modernist and designing for one is clarity. Achieving the latter requires distilling an idea to its elements, and then carefully calibrating proportion, light, and materiality to most honestly reflect the way the client wants to live.” – Ron Radziner

“The basis of being a modernist and designing for one is clarity. Achieving the latter requires distilling an idea to its elements, and then carefully calibrating proportion, light, and materiality to most honestly reflect the way the client wants to live.”

Ron Radziner

“Nothing adds soul to a space like a distinctive wall covering. It envelops the room in such a unique spirit. Designs that may read as too loud in larger quantities are a great choice to accentuate in moderation, such as on a ceiling or one wall. In smaller doses, they evoke just the right amount of drama.” – Kelly Wearstler

“Nothing adds soul to a space like a distinctive wall covering. It envelops the room in such a unique spirit. Designs that may read as too loud in larger quantities are a great choice to accentuate in moderation, such as on a ceiling or one wall. In smaller doses, they evoke just the right amount of drama.”

Kelly Wearstler

“Color is the place where our brain and the Universe meet.” – Paul Klee

“Color is the place where our brain and the Universe meet.”

Paul Klee

“I appreciate history, but you have to bring your own experience into your rooms.” – Istvan Francer

“I appreciate history, but you have to bring your own experience into your rooms.”

Istvan Francer

“As we evolve, our homes should too.” – Suzanne Tucker

“As we evolve, our homes should too.”

Suzanne Tucker

“If you love something, it will work. That’s the only real rule.” – Bunny Williams

“If you love something, it will work. That’s the only real rule.”

Bunny Williams

“Talent is good. Practice is better. Passion is best.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“Talent is good. Practice is better. Passion is best.”

Frank Lloyd Wright

“It’s comfort first, comfort last, comfort always.” – Timothy Corrigan

“It’s comfort first, comfort last, comfort always.”

Timothy Corrigan

“When something feels off, it is.” – Abraham Hicks

“When something feels off, it is.”

Abraham Hicks

“Design has allowed us to stand out: to look different and show that difference boldly!” – Joe Mansuetto

“Design has allowed us to stand out: to look different and show that difference boldly!”

Joe Mansuetto

“To make living itself an art, that is the goal.” – Henry Miller

“To make living itself an art, that is the goal.”

Henry Miller

“Creativity takes courage.” – Henri Matisse

“Creativity takes courage.”

Henri Matisse

“Nothing is passee if you really love it.” – Rose Tarlow

“Nothing is passee if you really love it.”

Rose Tarlow

“People ignore design that ignores people.” – Frank Chimero

“People ignore design that ignores people.”

Frank Chimero

“An interior is the natural projection of the soul.” – Coco Chanel

“An interior is the natural projection of the soul.”

Coco Chanel

“I’ve never seen elegance go out of style.” – Sonya Teclai

“I’ve never seen elegance go out of style.”

Sonya Teclai

“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.” – Albert Hadley

“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.”

Albert Hadley

“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

“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

“Understanding the person or people living in a home is a far greater need in design than focusing purely on the aesthetics. The home is designed around emotional needs.” – Amanda Talbot

“Understanding the person or people living in a home is a far greater need in design than focusing purely on the aesthetics. The home is designed around emotional needs.”

Amanda Talbot

“Great buildings that move the spirit have always been rare. In every case, they are unique, poetic, products of the heart.” – Arthur Erickson

“Great buildings that move the spirit have always been rare. In every case, they are unique, poetic, products of the heart.”

Arthur Erickson

“A design isn’t finished until someone is using it.” – Brenda Laurel

“A design isn’t finished until someone is using it.”

Brenda Laurel

“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.” – Charlotte Moss

“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.”

Charlotte Moss

“Have you ever noticed how some rooms exude 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 universally understood.” – Charlotte Moss

“Have you ever noticed how some rooms exude 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 universally understood.”

Charlotte Moss

“It is just as disastrous to have the wrong accessories in your room, as it is to wear sports shoes with an evening dress.” – Dorothy Draper

“It is just as disastrous to have the wrong accessories in your room, as it is to wear sports shoes with an evening dress.”

Dorothy Draper

“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.” – Dorothy May Kinnicutt

“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.”

Dorothy May Kinnicutt

“Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context – a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.” – Eliel Saarinen

“Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context – a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.”

Eliel Saarinen

“There never has been a house so bad that it couldn’t be made over into something worthwhile.” – Elsie de Wolfe

“There never has been a house so bad that it couldn’t be made over into something worthwhile.”

Elsie de Wolfe

“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.”

Frank Lloyd Wright

“Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.” – Joe Sparano

“Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.”

Joe Sparano

“Home is the nicest word there is.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder

“Home is the nicest word there is.”

Laura Ingalls Wilder

“Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.”

Leonardo da Vinci

“The question of what you want to own is actually the question of how you want to live your life.” – Marie Kondo

“The question of what you want to own is actually the question of how you want to live your life.”

Marie Kondo

“The life of a designer is one of fight: fight against the ugliness. Just like a doctor fights against disease. For us, the visual disease is what we have around, and what we try to do is cure it somehow with design.” – Massimo Vignelli

“The life of a designer is one of fight: fight against the ugliness. Just like a doctor fights against disease. For us, the visual disease is what we have around, and what we try to do is cure it somehow with design.”

Massimo Vignelli

“I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings. That’s art to me.” – Maya Lin

“I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings. That’s art to me.”

Maya Lin

“Your home should tell the story of who you are, and be a collection of what you love.” – Nate Berkus

“Your home should tell the story of who you are, and be a collection of what you love.”

Nate Berkus

“For me, design is like choosing what I’m going to wear for the day – only much more complicated and not really the same at all.” – Robynne Raye

“For me, design is like choosing what I’m going to wear for the day – only much more complicated and not really the same at all.”

Robynne Raye

“Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works.” – Steve Jobs

“Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works.”

Steve Jobs

“Design is an opportunity to continue telling the story, not just to sum everything up.” – Tate Linden

“Design is an opportunity to continue telling the story, not just to sum everything up.”

Tate Linden

“Our opportunity, as designers, is to learn how to handle the complexity, rather than shy away from it, and to realize that the big art of design is to make complicated things simple.” – Tim Parsey

“Our opportunity, as designers, is to learn how to handle the complexity, rather than shy away from it, and to realize that the big art of design is to make complicated things simple.”

Tim Parsey

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

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

Van Day Truex

“The main purpose of my work is to provoke people into using their imagination and make their surroundings more exciting.” – Verner Panton

“The main purpose of my work is to provoke people into using their imagination and make their surroundings more exciting.”

Verner Panton

“For such an art nothing patchy or scrappy, or half-starved, should be done: There is no excuse for doing anything which is not strikingly beautiful.” – William Morris

“For such an art nothing patchy or scrappy, or half-starved, should be done: There is no excuse for doing anything which is not strikingly beautiful.”

William Morris

“Architecture is basically a container of something. I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup, but the tea.” – Yoshio Taniguchi

“Architecture is basically a container of something. I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup, but the tea.”

Yoshio Taniguchi

“Architecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space… On the one hand it’s about shelter, but it’s also about pleasure.” – Zaha Hadid

“Architecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space… On the one hand it’s about shelter, but it’s also about pleasure.”

Zaha Hadid

“For a house to be successful, the objects in it must communicate with one another, respond and balance one another.” – Andre Putman

“For a house to be successful, the objects in it must communicate with one another, respond and balance one another.”

Andre Putman

“Interior design is a business of trust.” – Venus Williams

“Interior design is a business of trust.”

Venus Williams

“The details are not the details, they make the design.” – Charles Eames

“The details are not the details, they make the design.”

Charles Eames

“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

“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

“Flexibility makes buildings to be stronger, imagine what it can do to your soul.” – Carlos Barrios

“Flexibility makes buildings to be stronger, imagine what it can do to your soul.”

Carlos Barrios

“A designer knows when he has reached perfection not when there is nothing left to add but when there is nothing left to take away.” — Antione de Sainte-Exupery

“A designer knows when he has reached perfection not when there is nothing left to add but when there is nothing left to take away.”

Antione de Sainte-Exupery

“Make your home as comfortable and attractive as possible and then get on with living. There’s more to life than decorating.” — Albert Hadley

“Make your home as comfortable and attractive as possible and then get on with living. There’s more to life than decorating.”

Albert Hadley

“If you wait until you have enough money to decorate and make your home your own, it will never happen. If you wait until you can afford to buy everything new, you are missing the point. It is the old, the new, the hand-me-down, the collected, the worn but loved things in your home that make it your own.” — Stacy Risenmay

“If you wait until you have enough money to decorate and make your home your own, it will never happen. If you wait until you can afford to buy everything new, you are missing the point. It is the old, the new, the hand-me-down, the collected, the worn but loved things in your home that make it your own.”

Stacy Risenmay

“Behind every attractive room, there should be a very good reason.” — Sister Parish

“Behind every attractive room, there should be a very good reason.”

Sister Parish

“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

“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

“Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.” — Charles Eames

“Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.”

Charles Eames

“For those who are afraid of mixing different wood tones, I would say not only can you but you must. If all woods are the same, it looks like bad hotel decorating.” – Alexa Hampton

“For those who are afraid of mixing different wood tones, I would say not only can you but you must. If all woods are the same, it looks like bad hotel decorating.”

Alexa Hampton

“A room should feel collected, not decorated.” – Elsie de Wolfe

“A room should feel collected, not decorated.”

Elsie de Wolfe

“Clutter isn’t just the stuff in your closet. It’s anything that gets between you and the life that you want to be living.” – Peter Walsh

“Clutter isn’t just the stuff in your closet. It’s anything that gets between you and the life that you want to be living.”

Peter Walsh

“The best design projects are the ones where people broke the rules.” – Nate Berkus

“The best design projects are the ones where people broke the rules.”

Nate Berkus

“Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.” ― Coco Chanel

“Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.”

Coco Chanel

“Art is not a luxury, but a necessity.” – Rebecca West

“Art is not a luxury, but a necessity.”

Rebecca West

“I am convinced that there can be luxury in simplicity.” – Jil Sander

“I am convinced that there can be luxury in simplicity.”

Jil Sander

“Luxury is in each detail.” – Hubert de Givenchy

“Luxury is in each detail.”

Hubert de Givenchy

“Luxury is attention to detail, originality, exclusivity and above all quality.” – Angelo Bonati

“Luxury is attention to detail, originality, exclusivity and above all quality.”

Angelo Bonati

“Luxury is the balance of design, in the sense of beauty and highest quality.” – Domenico de Sole

“Luxury is the balance of design, in the sense of beauty and highest quality.”

Domenico de Sole

“A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.”

Henry Ward Beecher

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