May 11, 2011

“word to the wise” wednesday: newell turner

Actually, I would argue that great rooms are works of art. While a flailing economy, political turmoil, and natural disasters around the world tend to make decorating seem more of a luxury than a necessity, we should never forget the power in every aspect of good design.  The mood of color on a wall.  The inviting feel of fabric on a sofa.  Or how the perfect pillow yields when you slouch into it.

Newell Turner (House Beautiful, May 2011)


  • Luciane at
    May. 11, 2011
    This one is my favorite and a keeper! Have a great day! xo Luciane at
  • Sheila Zeller
    May. 11, 2011
    Absolutely! It's such a tough perspective to get across, the power a space has on your emotional health and the value in honouring that... especially in times of economic strife. I'm with Luciane, this one is a keeper! Thank you Traci :-) xo Sheila
  • Kathysue
    May. 11, 2011
    I have always said ," My home is what wraps its arms around me from the crazy chaos out in the world." To not have a lovely enviroment to live in, well, to be perfectly blunt, it would nothing more than just existing.
  • Ruthie Staalsen
    May. 12, 2011
    A haven to come home to when the world offers such craziness is what keeps me going! Great quote. Ruthie
  • Elizabeth@themustardceiling
    May. 12, 2011
    Terrific quote Traci, I think sometimes we forget the power of a well-designed space. Thank you for sharing.
  • designchic
    May. 14, 2011
    I totally agree and the artwork is spectacular!!

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