33 Interior Design Quotes – From the Wisdom of Famous Designers and Architects

Interior Design Quotes

We shape our homes and then our homes shape us.

– Winston Churchill

All right, he’s not an interior designer. But you have to admit his quote has some truth in it.

The other 32 interior design quotes are from famous interior designers (and some fashion designers) who left their mark on the world of interior design.

They are talking about harmony, balance, light, inspiration, creativity, the importance of personal touch, elegance, luxury, and the joy of creating something new.

The quotes are in a ready to tweet format, if you want to share the wisdom with your friend.


The home should be the treasure chest of living. Le Corbusier #PersonalMark

Everywhere, I’m looking to reach elegance and intelligence. Philippe Starck #innovation


Interior Design Quotes Philippe Starck


The main purpose of my work is to provoke people into using their imagination and make their surroundings more exciting. Verner Panton #creativity

Objects do not have meaning. But if an object is thoughtful we project meaning onto it in daily life. Karim Rashid

Rawness and refinement are not opposite ends of a luxurious spectrum. They are two complementary features with which to populate a luxe environment. Kelly Weartsler #luxury


Form follows function – that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union. Frank Lloyd Wright #functionalDesign

Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions. Coco Chanel #proportions

There has to be irony, both in design and in the objects. I see around me a professional disease of taking everything too seriously. One of my secrets is to joke all the time. Achille Castiglioni #joy

Designers and people in general are too attracted by ‘nee’, but nothing ages more quickly than ‘newness’. All my objects reflect a marriage between past and present. Marcel Wanders #tradition

The function, what a nice form! Achille Castiglioni #form #function


Fashion and interior design are one and the same. Iris Apfel

Getting to the heart of things, is never easy. Philippe Starck #essential

Design is a tool that allows us to reach out and inspire, to touch others and help make lives magic and wonderful. Marcel Wanders #inspiration


Interior Design Quotes Achille Castiglioni


I always put in one controversial item. It makes people talk. Dorothy Draper

Subversive, ethical, ecological, political, humorous … this is how I see my duty as a designer. Philippe Starck #designer


For a house to be successful, the objects in it must communicate with one another, respond and balance one another. André Putman #balance

Design is not for philosophy it’s for life. Issey Miyake #philosophy

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 #luxury

Everything I have designed is absolutely unnecessary. Philippe Starck

Architecture is basically the design of interiors, the art of organizing interior space. Philip Johnson #architecture #interiorDesign


The space within becomes the reality of the building. Frank Lloyd Wright

I am just a copier, an impostor. I wait, I read magazines. After a while my brain sends me a product. Philippe Starck #inspiration

Space is the breath of art. Frank Lloyd Wright

To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master. Milton Glaser

I’m into designing houses and interior design. I like change. I like creating things out of nothing. Chris Kirkpatrick


My idea is to bring happiness, respect, vision. poetry, surrealism and magic [to design]. Philippe Starck

The details are not the details. They make the design. Charles Eames

Design and style should work toward making you look good and feel good without a lot of effort so you can get on with the things that matter. Donna Karan

Design is defined by light and shade, and appropriate lighting is enormously important. Albert Hadley


We shape our homes and then our homes shape us. Winston Churchill

Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep. Le Corbusier

Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love. Louis Kahn

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-Exupery





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