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Get on with living!

I am not one to sit a read huge articles about design and decorating, (unless they are really good) , I would rather look at pictures of beautiful homes and see what I can 'steal' for my home. But  I do like reading quotes from famous decorators and designers because it 'sums up' their ideals and styles. Sometimes what they say really reinforces what I believe a home should be. Here are some of them,  inspiring words and great advice to help you along as you decorate your home.

“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

“Make your home as comfortable and attractive as possible and then get on with living. There's more to life than decorating.” Albert Hadley
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"Have nothing in your home that you don't know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." William Morris
 
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“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
 
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  “Decorating golden rule: Live with what you love.” Unknown
 
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“If you wait until you have enough money to decorate and make your home your own, it will never happen. If you wait until you can afford to buy everything new, you are missing the point. It is the old, the new, the hand-me-down, the collected, the worn but loved things in your home that make it your own.” Stacy Risenmay, Not Just a Housewife    
 
“All rooms ought to look as if they were lived in, and to have so to say, a friendly welcome ready for the incomer.” William Morris  
 
 
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