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10 interior design quotes that will inspire your next reno

Advice from decorating and design professionals.
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It’s easy to dream about a makeover or renovation for your home, but another to fully nut out what it is you want to achieve from that reno or makeover. It might be as simple as “we need more room”, or it could be complex, like “we need a home that’s beautiful, functional and reflects who we are”. Whatever your desire, there’s been an interior designer, architect or decorator who has, at some point in their career, been asked to achieve exactly what it is you’re looking for, for another client. Here are ten inspiring quotes about home and design from renowned professionals from across the globe, that will inspire your creativity and fuel your thoughts.

“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.”

Albert Hadley, American interior designer and decorator.

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

Billy Baldwin, American interior decorator

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

Award-winning Australian interior designer, David Hicks

“Serious is a word that should be entirely avoided when it comes to decorations.”
Kathryn Ireland, English interior designer

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

Nate Berkus, American interior designer, author and TV personality

“Kitchens should be designed around what’s really important: fun, food and life.”

David Boulud, French chef and restauranteur

“Don’t be afraid to experiment – not everything has to match. A house that is 100% perfect is rarely full of charm.”

Rebecca de Ravenel, New York interior designer

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

Marie Kondo, professional organiser

“Less is more. Texture is essential, as well as scale.”

Trip Haenisch, American interior designer

“Great design answers a question, offers a solution and solves a problem.”

Dana Hughes, Australian interior designer

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