Tuesday, November 29, 2011

~ Great Interior Design Quotes (Edith Wharton) ~

Edith Wharton created her summer home "The Mount" in 1901 with architects Ogden Codman Jr. and Francis Hoppen

"Mrs. Quentin's fastidiousness had, indeed, the flaw of being too one-sided. Her friends were not always worthy of the chairs they sat in, and she overlooked in her associates defects she would not have tolerated in her bric-a-brac. Her house was, in fact, never so distinguished as when it was empty; and it was at its best in the warm fire-lit silence that now received her".

Edith Wharton, Collected Stories Volume I, "The Quicksand"

6 comments:

  1. what a crack up terri. great quote. just caught up on your last 2 blogposts too. love your christmas list. i'll take 2 of everything and i just love your new little light fixture. love the way the photoshop app softened the photos too. i'm not yet in the christmas spirit as it is 80 degrees here today.

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  2. Oh dear heavens. What a quote! That would be one home that I'd not wish to enter. =)

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  3. Haha Vee - I think it is meant to be ironic.

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  4. Love that, friends not worthy of her chairs!

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  5. Fabulous quote. Reminds me of that one at An Aesthete's Lament from Oscar Wilde " I find it harder and harder everyday tom live up to my blue china.". Obviously Mrs. Quentin didn't have that problem!

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