Saturday, October 22, 2011

It is just as disastrous to have the wrong accessories in your room as it is to wear sport shoes with an evening dress. Dorothy Draper

Like my character Victoria Bryce in Love By Design, Dorothy Draper was born into a wealthy family. Though for Dorothy her decision to open the first interior design business in the US was a bit shocking. It was 1923 and she revolutionized the concept of design.

Here are some quotes from Victoria's inspiration - Dorothy Draper

I believe in doing the thing you feel is right. If it looks right, it is right.
Dorothy Draper

Never look back, except for an occasional glance, look ahead and plan for the future. Success is not built on past laurels, but rather on a continuous activity. Keep busy searching out new ideas and, experimentally, keep ahead of the times, or at least up with them. Dorothy Draper

[there] seems to be within all of us an innate yearning to be lifted momentarily out of our own lives into the realm of charm and make believe. Dorothy Draper

I always think out a problem as clearly as possible, and then act on it. My theory has always been to get started. The moment I get an idea I act upon it. If only people would act on more of their ideas, I am convinced they would lead more interesting lives.
Dorothy Draper, Christian Science Monitor

[on marketing using interior design] You don't sell a commodity, you sell joy, gaiety, excitement. You aim at people's hearts, not their minds.
Dorothy Draper, Detroit News


  1. I just love all the historical stuff you put on your blog - I learn so much!

  2. I'm glad and I enjoy doing it!

  3. Really interesting quotes. You're having fun.