The 1st Rule of Decoration

I wonder if any element of interior design is more personal than color? Nothing can more quicly reveal aspect of personality and character than the choice – or absence – of color.

Posted in Habitually Chic, Van Day Truex by icecreamsoup on August 7, 2010


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

Posted in Daniel Boulud, Ina Garten by icecreamsoup on July 25, 2010

”Don’t make the mistake of picking out one hue and trying to match everything too closely. You always want 2-3 shades of the same color running through walls, carpet and upholstery to give a room some depth.”

Posted in Met Home, vicente wolf by icecreamsoup on July 25, 2010

“If you know exactly what you are going to do, what is the point of doing it?” — Pablo Picasso

Posted in Kelly Wearstler, Picasso, Vogue by icecreamsoup on July 20, 2010

To not dare is to have already lost. We should seek out ambitious, even unrealistic projects…because things only happen when we dream.

Posted in Albert Hadley, Andree Putman, house beautiful, Sister Parish by icecreamsoup on July 1, 2010

It is just as disastrous to have the wrong accessories in your room as it is to wear sport shoes with an evening dress.

Posted in Albert Hadley, dorothy draper, house beautiful by icecreamsoup on July 1, 2010

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. This is not an easy job.

Posted in Albert Hadley, domino, Family by icecreamsoup on July 1, 2010

Decor must have sentimental value. A house must tell a story.

Posted in mark hampton, Met Home, vicente wolf by icecreamsoup on June 24, 2010

If you want to give a modern home a traditional feel, draw upon the culture of where it is located.

Posted in domino, nina campbell by icecreamsoup on June 24, 2010

You just can’t beat slip covers for giving that friendly airy hospitality so desperately needed.

Posted in dorothy draper, elle decor by icecreamsoup on June 7, 2010