Beige is atmosphere. It's bisque, it's ivory, it's cream, it's stone, it's toast, it's cappuccino. It;s well, it's magic.

— Albert Hadley

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An interior designer must be able to clarify his intent keeping ever in mind that decorating is not a look, it's a point of view.

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Flair is a primitive kind of style. It is innate and cannot be taught. It can be polished and refined. When a person has flair, a grounding in the principle of design, and self-discipline, that person has the potential of being an outstanding designer.

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Decorating is not about making stage sets, it's not about making pretty pictures for the magazines, it's really about creating a quality of life, a beauty that nourishes the soul.

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Decoration is really about creating a quality of life, and a beauty in that life that nourishes the soul, that makes life beautiful.

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The essence of interior design will always be about people and how they live.

It is about the realities of what makes for an attractive, civilized, meaningful environment, not about fashion or what's in or what's out. This is not an easy job.

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Design is coming to grips with one’s real lifestyle, one’s real place in the world. Rooms should not be put together for show but to nourish one’s wellbeing.

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Ceilings must always be considered. They are the most neglected surface in a room.

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I deeply believe that a beautiful decor can have a beneficial influence on our lives.

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Make your home as comfortable and attractive as possible and then get on with living. There's more to life than decorating.

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Design is defined by light and shade, and appropriate lighting is enormously important.

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....the designer must be able to see - make a concentrated effort to absorb the essence of the project. Seeing is a very difficult thing to do. Most people "look" at a lot of thing but never "see" anything. Looking is emotional; seeing is an intellectual process.

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The essence of interior design will always be about people and how they live.

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About Albert Hadley

Quotes 34 sayings
Profession Interior designer
Birthday November 8, 1920

Forget the floor plans. Arrange the furniture where it is the most comfortable and will look best.

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After the design is firmly fixed, the decoration is added. Decorating is the final enhancement.

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So many young decorators are trying to reinvent the wheel, and the results are sometimes very dubious. They're striving to do things that have never been done before. Quite often it is done without authority, without knowledge, and without a background in taste. They need to be educated about the past, and they need a richer vocabulary.

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Life is all about manners. Nothing else matters.

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A decorator, no matter how talented, can't always get the desired results because sometimes there is resistance or maybe a lack of understanding on the part of the client. I think it is the decorator's job to work as a guide, to bring out the best qualities and the best attitudes.

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When Van Truex defined the difference between designing and decorating, he used the analogy of preparing a roast of beef. Design, he said, is the preparation and cooking; decorating is the final seasoning, the savoring.

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A good decorator not only plans and schemes, but he also knows how the job is done.

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Flair-a primitive kind of style-may be innate, but I think knowledgeable taste is learned, the result of travel, experience, living, education.

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A lot of people worry about the ' wear and tear ' on furnishings.

I feel it's more a matter of people treating the things that surround them with respect.

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Decorating is not a look, it's a point of view.

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Too much of what passes for design now is theater.

It's one thing to be eccentric- and by the way, most eccentrics tend to be rather well-educated people - and quite another to be a faddist, by which I mean someone who tries to conjure a totally foreign aesthetic in a misplaced environment.

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To create an interior, the designer must develop an overall concept and stick to it.

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The one thing I never get involved with is selecting art or pictures for a client. This is a very personal thing. If the clients have pictures, I will hang them. When they do not own pictures I leave the walls blank.

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I have always believed that the more educated the clients are, the easier they are to work with. Clients with a knowledge of decorating, and an ability to articulate what they want from the finished project, make the designer's job easier.

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We're all collectors by nature. But if you're talking about an orderly life, there has to be a stop sign somewhere. Building a collection requires a strong constitution and the ability to resist.

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Decorators should always remember that letting a client see too many beautiful things is a pitfall.

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Deep downy upholstery is absolutely what I've always been about.

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You cannot make a modern apartment out of a traditional space.

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So many people arrange furniture in order to see what's going on outside.

But why? The view isn't going anywhere.

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Design is about discipline and reality, not about fantasy beyond reality.

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Nothing comes cheap, though the educated eye will always spot very nice things for the least money.

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