Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Make Everything Beautiful

"I am going to make everything around me beautiful. That will be my life."
- Elsie de Wolfe
Elsi de Wolfe is considered the first professional interior designer in America. She developed her own distinct style which was elegant and practical. She swept out the Victorian era clutter and replaced it with bright colors, fresh paint, a little French inspired elegance. She says she, "opened the doors and windows of America and let the air and the sunshine in."
She was a trend setter and inventor and even a revolutionary, she started a way of looking at life that has expounded and continues into the present. Although she died 60 years ago she left a legacy that continues to inspire and a view of design that revolves around a lifestyle.

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