Rich Palm Beach clients all wanted the same kind of different thing.
When you become famous, you start getting invites to parties where there are famous athletes and famous rock stars, politicians, people who have tremendous power and affluence. It’s not in my DNA, but certainly I have been exposed to it.
My dad was my Little League coach and my Cub Master.
I grew up as one of six kids.
The word that almost makes me throw up is satin; damask makes me throw up.
Cotton is my life.
My dad was a high school teacher and made no money.
I don’t think anyone has a right to possess anything he doesn’t love – art or anything else.
Evergreen had opened up a whole new world to me. There I met many internationally celebrated people: there I was surrounded by the best art and music, as well as conversation. I knew I could never return to the life I had led before.
One of my favorite colors is no color at all.
The relationship between a client must be ‘we.’
The worst thing any decorator can do is give a client the feeling that he’s walking around somebody else’s house; the rooms must belong to the owner, not to the decorator; and no rooms can have atmosphere unless they are used and lived in.
We can recognize and give credit where credit is due, to the debt of taste we owe Europe, but we have taste, too.