December 12, 2012

“word to the wise” wednesday: margaret russell

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?


  • Tawna Allred
    Dec. 12, 2012
    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.
  • Hannah
    Dec. 12, 2012
    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.
  • Donna @ A Designer’s Perspective
    Dec. 13, 2012
    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!!! Donna

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