I know that the last thing a book wants is to just sit around unread, serving as an element of interior decorating. So when I have people over, all they have to do is glance at my books, and I implore them to take a few home with them. If I am really ambitious, I pack books into boxes and donate them to prisons.
My favorite thing about decorating is mixing different periods and styles. If you have something that's old, and you really do want to mix those styles, then you have to add something that's obviously modern with it. You can't put a kind of a mediocre thing in the middle.
All rooms ought to look as if they were lived in, and to have so to say, a friendly welcome ready for the incomer.
My passion is interior decorating. My goal for the next years is to get into carpentry, because I really want to learn how to make my own furniture.
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.
The point of decorating, as far as I can tell, is to create the background for the best life you can have.