Appearance is everything. I find that a view is secondary. Even in those apartments on the East River, it's dull, looking out at those little boats.
A la Rothschild, a style I define as many good things used irreverently.
Cooking is like decorating - it never bores me.
Find the ideal in something not ideal.
Having people be impressed with a house is not a compliment. You don't want them to say, 'What a place!' You want them to sit down and enjoy it.
I don't like bare floors.
Never put sofas against wall.
Texture and pattern should function as a surprise.
Everything is really about lighting.
I'll accept commissions from anyone who isn't frightened by my proposals.