February 8, 2012

“word to the wise” wednesday: brian mccarthy

For me, decorating interiors is like painting.  You begin with your canvas on an easel and a point of view, then you start sketching, building up layers, until eventually it takes on its own natural form.  … A room goes through its awkward stage, then its ugly stage, until eventually — hopefully — it gets to its beautiful stage.

Brian McCarthy (Veranda, January/February 2012)


  • Luciane at HomeBunch.com
    Feb. 08, 2012
    Wow... yes! This is so true! How are you doing, Traci? I've being missing you, but it's not easy to have extra time w/ 3 kids, my friend! :-) I'm sending lotos of love to you. xo Luciane at HomeBunch.com
  • Tawna Allred
    Feb. 08, 2012
    It's exactly what happens with me with painting or rooms. Every room/painting has it's own little life that wants to come out. You just mold it until it says "Enough!" Hopefully, at that point, we can stop and let it be what it is. Great quote! Have a lovely day...... Tawna
  • Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES)
    Feb. 08, 2012
    Traci- What a great quote. The first image is so painterly - all the white and the red pops right out. And that wall of mirrors in the other image - amazing! Also, so nice to hear even a pro designer's schemes have an "ugly" phase! Loretta p.s. I'm giving away Loretta Fontaine Jewelry earrings (and chocolate!) this week! Come visit!
  • Holly
    Feb. 10, 2012
    And a big Amen to that statement! That built-in breakfast nook in the first photo is so pretty. Have a great weekend Traci!

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