August 8, 2012

“word to the wise” wednesday: suzanne rheinstein

Have fewer things, but better things.  Obviously, it’s a long process.  It’s not 10-minute decorating.  But I’ll tell you what I tell the young people who work for me:  If you buy one good thing a year, in five years, you’ll have five really good things.  Of course, you have to take the time to learn about quality and to appreciate it.  But it’s worth doing, whether it’s about gardens or art or furniture or literature.

Suzanne Rheinstein (House Beautiful, May 2012)

Isn’t this soooo true?  You have to start somewhere — and it’s best to start with something you’ll want to keep!  Have I told you that, when my hubby and I first bought our house, we had a great painting hanging in our foyer … and a completely empty dining and living room?   The art was worth it to us, and I wasn’t willing to settle on “temporary” furniture.

What is worth it to you?


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