I design the room as a whole, with the end result in mind. For me, this is the discipline of good, simple design. … Have the end result in mind, stick to the plan, and don’t overdo it. Simplicity is really the height of elegance, and style is all about confidence. I don’t shop for “fabulous” things with a lot of personality. A lot of decorators want “bang” in a room. I want quiet. I’m not one who cares at all about provenance or what’s fashionable. I’m anti-fashionable. … Anyway, if there’s too much fabulosity in a room, it’s in competition for the life that takes place there.
I think this living room is fabulous … although the design is very quiet. Most of the “interest,” if you will, is created by the artwork, the large indoor tree and the luxe fabrics. The incredible light, views and architecture don’t hurt, either.
How do you define “fabulous?”