Interior Designer Quotes to Ignite your Inspiration

  1. “I never design a building before I’ve seen the site and met the people who will be using it.” — Frank Lloyd Wright


  1. “A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” — Antoine de Saint Exupéry


  1. “Good design is good business.” — Thomas J. Watson Jr.


  1. “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


  1. “Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous.” — Bill Moyers 


  1. “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” — Aristotle


  1. “If you wisely invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.”

— Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect 


  1. “To me, interiors should not be about trends; they should be about people and how they live.”

— James Huniford, interior designer


  1. “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”

— Aristotle, Greek philosopher 


  1. “Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.”

— Coco Chanel, French fashion designer 


  1. “A room should start a conversation before people actually start exchanging words.”

— Barry Dixon, interior designer


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

— Van Day Truex, interior designer, director of design, Tiffany and Co. 


  1. “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 well being.”

— Albert Hadley, interior decorator


  1. “You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.”

— Walt Disney


  1. “Design is not for philosophy it’s for life.”

— Issey Miyake


  1. “Having an idea in the first place is just the start; bringing that idea to life in a way that inspires others to help it grow can mean the difference between an abandoned sketch on a notepad and a successful finished product in a customer’s hands.”

— Lucy Blakemore


  1. “Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.”

— Mary Lou Cook


  1. “Breaking the rules often gives a room charm and makes it less stagnant,”  —Steven Volpe 


  1. “Every room needs a slap in the face.” — Dransfield and Ross co-owner Geoffrey Ross, Jan/Feb 06


  1. “For me, a very complex world has to be simplified. Has to be stripped down. And design, for me, was a way out of confusion. Because great design simplifies a very complicated world” — Photographer Platon


  1. “Empathy is the cornerstone of design.” “You have two eyes, two ears and one mouth, use it in that proportion.” — Ilse Crawford

The power of interior design lies not only in its ability to transform physical spaces but also in its capacity to ignite inspiration and evoke emotions. Our Bay Area Interior Designers encourages readers to embrace the transformative nature of design in their own lives.