Tastes evolve — which has always been the lifeblood of the interior design business.  … I’m always puzzled by those who stick with the status quo, maintaining what has been instead of embracing a new design statement that reflects how far their aesthetic mind-set has shifted.

— Margaret Russell (Architectural Digest, December 2012)

Kelly Wearstler is a wonderful example of evolving tastes, and I can’t wait to read the entire story on this Bel Air home in the January 2013 issue of Architectural Digest.  I know my mind-set has changed … perhaps the most radically when I became a mom to rambunctious twin boys!

Has your mind-set shifted?  Will you embrace a new — or evolved — look in 2013?

3 responses to ““word to the wise” wednesday: margaret russell”

  1. Tawna Allred says:

    My mind is always changing. Even with food. After each one of my kiddos, I started eating and loving different foods. As designers, we’re always seeing what is “next” as well, so it’s hard to stick in one genre.

  2. Hannah says:

    My taste has definitely softened, and I’m layering my work more than I used to. This is so timely, I was just musing about how much my look has changed and softened over the last couple of years.

  3. Yes my tastes have changed over the years with life changes and I love that about interior design. It’s what makes it so much fun!! And I love having clients with different tastes to shake it up a bit.

    What a statement that foyer makes!! WoW!!!