10 inspirational quotes from designers – as reported by Elle Decor.

Taking quotes of the internet is normally a sign of having too much time on your hands. But these are not the usual self-help and motivational stuff, but the inspirations of designers, who are more known for saying what they think rather than what you want to hear.

These are all from Elle Decor’s web site. The link for the full list is   http://www.elledecor.com/articles/elle_decors_quote_week?zeta_mid=HFM2_447951&zeta_rid=24900034

(1) “ …Design is a puzzle, and certain things just work.” — Decorator Eve Robinson, Feb/March 04

(2) “It’s not hard to make a space that looks good by itself. The trick is to craft a room that’s even more attractive when it’s occupied. That’s when it becomes magical.” — Interior Designer Kerry Joyce, March 10

(3) “The best decisions are always made at the last minute. Just know what the last minute is.” — Furniture dealer Holly Hunt, November 09

(4) “Something may be a bit on the wacky side, but if it’s also chic, then it works.” — Jewellery designer Stephen Dweck, September 09

(5) “More is more. Less is never more — less is obviously less. Who wants less?” — Interior designer/shop owner Michelle Nussbaumer, November 09

(6) “Nothing is passé if you really love it.” — Interior designer/antiques dealer Rose Tarlow, June/July 94

(7) “The most important thing? Perfect lighting at all times.” — Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, April 02

(8) “Yellow is a colour that’s easier to use as a textile than a paint.” — Interior designer Steven Gambrel, November 07

(9) “Furniture and food are ways that people define their attitude toward life. They’ll buy better stuff if it’s offered to them.” — Design visionary Sir Terence Conran, June/July 04

(10) “I must have books everywhere. They’re the soul of a room — they reveal the taste, the interests, and the secrets of whoever lives there.” — Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, April 02

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