20 March 2011 § Leave a comment

II. March/April 2011: Regency Redux

Madeleine Castaing (1894-1992)

Making a house is creating. I make houses like others write poetry, make music, or paint. A house is more of a likeness than a portrait. Don’t be intimidated by audacity; be audacious, but with taste. You also need intuition, originality, vigor. Avoid reproduction, that easy and banal method. Don’t get taken in by fashion. A secret: love your house.

Madeleine Castaing

Images from Christiane de Nicolay-Mazery & Christina Vervitsioti – Missoffe, French Interiors: The Art of Elegance (Flammarion: Paris, 2009)


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