Interior design inspiration with designer wall art

Rolling up your sleeves for some weekend home décor projects?  Get inspired by these quotes from noted interior designers.  Also, view our WallPops design ideas on our website here.

“A vase of flowers or greens will bring even a dull hotel room to life in the most delightful way. The small amount of trouble or expense involved is honestly repaid in real decorative effect. If you find cut flowers too extravagant, stick to the greens. Laurel, rhododendron leaves, huckleberry or pine will all last many days, even weeks.” – Dorothy Draper

“Replace white walls with unexpected neutrals like camel, olive or baby blue.” – Jonathan Adler

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

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

“Forget the floor plans. Arrange the furniture where it is the most comfortable and will look best.” – Albert Hadley

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

“Good dressing is largely a question of detail and accessories.” – Elsie de Wolfe

“I believe a rich, dark color actually makes the walls recede, giving the illusion of a larger space.” – Carrie Fundingsland

“When in doubt, add mirrors for extra glamour, put a piece of mirror on top of a cabinet to make it sparkle or in a niche to create the illusion of depth.” – Jonathan Adler

“Mix it up. It’s much more interesting and fun.” – Ariana Villalta

“Stick to the things you really love. An honest room is always up to date.” – Billy Baldwin

“When in doubt, eliminate. If you’re wondering whether something looks right, take it out. If you make a mistake, correct it instantly, don’t try to live with it.” – Thomas Britt

“When you want to transform a room into an entirely different animal, change the color.” – Billy Baldwin

“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

“Color is alluring. It automatically makes you feel like pouring drinks and being festive.” – Sarah Bengur

“A well-proportioned coffee table is your pebble in the pond – everything else ripples out from there.” – Jeff Lincoln

“Accessories are where I like to make a statement: They’re the soul of a room.” – Austin Varner

July 25, 2012



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    Carolyn Hansen

    July 26, 2012

    With those list of quotes above what I like the most is from Billy Baldwin.
    “Be faithful to your own taste because nothing you really like is ever out of style.”
    As a homeowner as long as I am comfortable and convenient in my design then its perfect.

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      July 26, 2012

      Thanks for the comment Carolyn! We agree, that is a great quote. Surround yourself with what you love and it will make you happy.