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Top 25 Interior Design Quotes

Interior design is an ever evolving subject in accordance with the taste and interest of the home owners/users. It seeks to address the wellbeing of the user, combining colours, sensory experiences, technology and natural elements that promote health.

These are our favorite interior design quotes. Enjoy reading, use them for citations and leave your feedback in the comment section below.

Top 25 Interior Design Quotes for Inspiration.


“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.”

Albert Hadley



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

Billy Baldwin



“A room is not a room without natural light.” 

Louis Kahn



We shape our homes and then our homes shape us.”

Winston Churchill



The door handle is the handshake of the building.”

Juhani Pallasmaa



No pattern should be without some sort of meaning.”

William Morris



“I always put in one controversial item. It makes people talk.”

Dorothy Draper



“Real comfort, visual and physical, is vital to every room.”

Mark Hampton



“Every room needs a touch of black, just as it needs one antique piece.” –

Jan Showers



“Exquisite details make interiors sing.”

Larry Laslo



“The best rooms have something to say about the people who live in them.”

David Hicks



“Designers and people in general are too attracted by ‘new’, but nothing ages more quickly than ‘newness’. All my objects reflect [a] marriage between past and present.”

Marcel Wanders



“Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.”

Leonardo Da Vinci



Underneath all I design lies the solid belief that beauty is a positive force.”

Barbara Barry



“Pick what you like because living with a trend that is not you is never a good choice.”

Thomas Pheasant



Good buildings come from good people and all problems are solved by good design.”

Stephen Gardiner



“A designer has a duty to create timeless design. To be timeless you have to think really far into the future, not next year, not in two years but in 20 years minimum.”

Philippe Starck



Chandeliers are the marvels of drop-dead showiness, the jewelry of architecture.”

Peter York



Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Design is knowing which ones to keep.”

Scott Adams



“Luxury is when it seems flawless, when you reach the right balance between all elements. Understated theatricality – that is what my luxury is all about.”

Jean-Louis Deniot



Form follows function – that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.

Frank Lloyd Wright



“A house is much more than a mere shelter—it should lift us emotionally and spiritually.” –

John Saldino



“Design is defined by light and shade, and appropriate lighting is enormously important. ”

Albert Hadley



“There are two things that make a room timeless: a sense of history and a piece of the future.”

Charlotte Moss



“A room should never allow the eye to settle in one place. It should smile at you and create fantasy.”

Juan Montoya