Simplicity of life, even the barest, is not a misery, but the very foundation of refinement; a sanded floor and whitewashed walls and the green trees and flowery meads, and living waters outside.
Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.
Fashion fades; Style is eternal
Yves St. Laurent
(This quote is about clothing, but applies to how we live in our homes, as well)
Simplicity, suitability and proportion. Elsie De Wolf (early interior decorator)
You may concentrate on appearances all through the rest of your house, but in the bedroom comfort should be supreme. I think that bedrooms should also be very intimate rooms-they should express your personal preferences in every way...Of all the rooms in the house your bedroom is yours. Dorothy Draper
Birds are so much wiser than we! A robin builds a nest for robins. A seagull builds a nest for seagulls. They don't copy each other - or build themselves nests as described in The Birds' Decorating Magazine. Dorothy Draper
Everything in a bedroom should contribute to an atmosphere of peace.
tick to the things you really love. An honest room is always up to date.
Repeat shapes to gain harmony. Eleanor McMillen Brown
The basic rules of proportion and scale are unchanging. They are reinterpreted according to the needs of the time. I like simplicity and I believe in restraint. Above all, there should be harmony-of proportion, line, color, and feeling. The most important element in decorating is the relationship between objects- in size, form, texture, color, and meaning. None of these is in good taste in itself but only in relationship to where it has been placed and what purpose it is to serve. Eleanor McMillen Brown
Make every room a living room. Alexandria Stoddard
There is no reason either in prose or in rhyme, why a whole house should not be a poem.
There must be fitness, appropriateness, proportion, simplicity, harmony, and durability.
Neither good taste nor wealth... can transform a house into a home, for a home does not consist in the quality of its architecture or decor, but in the quality of the lives that it expresses. Philippa Tristam
The test of a home is whether it makes the visitor feel at ease. Philippa Tristam
Lovely House -- Don't be overwhelmed by so much design advice.
Don't overload house with too many things -- thoughts on thrifting.