I found inspiring quotes about home decor and some inspiring photos of interiors on Instagram. So here they are.
William Morris was an English textile designer, typographer, philosopher and more, born in the XIX century and member of the Arts & Crafts Movement. He designed many beautiful wallpapers and spoke words of serious designing wisdom.
I will never understand people who decor their house with objects they don’t like just because they’re trendy. A house tells so much about who lives there and should reflect a person’s taste and personality.
This is such a lovely corner, I love that lamp.
How many of you would like to have an empty room waiting to be decorated? These words make this situation seem pretty poetic.
Words of wisdom about decorating a kitchen.
I don’t know about you but I like kitchens that look lived-in. Sometimes you see photos of gorgeous kitchens but they make you wonder if someone actually use them and eat there or they’re just a set design.
So true, even when it comes to fashion.
I don’t know who said this but he/she was obviously right. I think sometimes people don’t make the best out of the space available in their houses.
Hanging a cool print is always a good way to decorate a wall at a very affordable price. You can even hang a particularly beautiful cover of a magazine. I’ve always liked Slim Aarons photos, most of all this one.
I once lived in an apartment and there were dimmer switches in every room so I 100% agree with this statement.
The house with matchy-matchy fabrics look like an old English country house but sometimes they only look creepy. There’re so many fabrics, why choosing only one?
I’ve always loved Toile de Jouy, look how beautiful this bathroom is.
We Believe in Style is 5 years old! I usually don’t care about birthdays and anniversaries but I decided to post a quote about style, since it’s the first thing I published in the blogosphere.
So, I chose some interesting words by Iris Apfel, a woman who knows the subject “style” very well.
These words immediately struck me. I was looking for quotes about style since I didn’t want to post something by Chanel or Yves Saint Laurent. I didn’t want something overdone and very predictable!
Clothes and accessories have always been a great way to express ourselves. The way we dress is a way to communicate. So I think Iris Apfel is right, a great personal style is the natural consequence of knowing ourselves very well and keep exploring!
I always note down quotes that struck me. They can be words by savvy men/women or quotes from books, films, TV series (ah, GoT, what a great source of inspirational quotes!). I also note down lyrics of songs and poems.
Some consider this habit a bit childish but… Whatever, I don’t care. I don’t even take it as an offense, I like my childish side!
Anyway, I don’t like all those cheesy, sometimes cryptic (nonsense, maybe?) motivational quotes that I often see on Pinterest. They’re very successful (thousands of repins!) but seriously, does anybody think they’re true? Probably. Hence the theories according to which people who like “deep” motivational quotes are not smart at all. If this sounds totally new to you, read this article.
These quotes about life and how to live are inspirational and practical. And true! You probably already know some of them, but reading them again surely won’t hurt!
“Remember that life’s big changes rarely give advance warning.” – H. Jackson Brown
“Ask for advice, if you need it, but remember that no one is an expert in your life.” – Unknown (at least for me, I haven’t found the author)
“Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.” – George R. R. Martin
“Happiness is like a butterfly. The more you chase it, the more it will evade you. But if you notice the other things around you, it will gently come and sit on your shoulder.” – Henry David Thoreau
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” – Nelson Mandela
“Comparison is the thief of joy.” – Theodore Roosevelt
“The way you treat yourself is the standard you set for others.” – Sonya Friedman
“I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” – Mark Twain
“Holding onto hanger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” Buddha
I collect quotes on my Pinterest board called Pearls of Wisdom, take a look to read more beautiful quotes!
This is probably an unusual way to wish you a very happy new year, but I love these words by Neil Gaiman. When I first read them I thought “What?!?”, then I loved them, I even posted them on Instagram so, if you also follow me there, sorry… I usually don’t post the same photos here and there but sometimes I make an exception.
Anyway, I hope you’ll love them and find them as inspiring as I did.
Today it’s worldwide shoes day! No, I’m joking, it’s not. Do a shoes day exist? Because according to my Instagram feed, there’s a national or worldwide day dedicated to something almost every day!
So, to celebrate the true best friends of every woman, I decided to collect some quotes about shoes. There are some very famous ones which I find nice but… Come on, “give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world” is a catchy phrase but it’s nonsense (to say it in a classy way). Conquering the world, or just one’s own destiny (which is better), is not matter of shoes, even if beautiful ones will make us look better while we do it.
I thought that some beautiful shoes would have gone well with the quotes, because writing about shoes without showing some beautiful ones, that would be nonsense!
These are some of my favorite shoes quotes and some beautiful shoes for next fall and winter. Because, as an anonymous and very famous quotes says:
I think this is somewhat true. Making a nice comment about someone else’s shoes is a good way to break the ice and you probably know another very famous shoes quote that says “I make shoe contact before eye contact”.
This is so true. You can’t look good if you hair looks bad and you’re wearing ugly shoes (and, I add, bad make-up). And you can’t look good if you don’t smell good.
We all know that this is true. As we all know how disappointing is to enter a store, ask for a pair of shoes we saw in the window and being told “we don’t have your size” or trying them on and realizing they’re as beautiful as uncomfortable.
Absolutely. Mr Louboutin, of course, knows best.
Craziness in shoes… I love it!
As another very famous shoes quote says “Cinderella is proof that a new pair of shoes can change your life”.
This is so true. I will never understand women who pair great dresses with slides and unflattering shoes.
And she can look like a goddess, if she wears shoes like these, inspired by the Nike of Samothrace, a sculpture of the Greek winged goddess of victory displayed at Louvre museum of Paris.
I know that Imelda Marcos is the widow of one of the most infamous dictators of the 20th century but we all know that she’s considered the ultimate shoe-aholic.
Sometimes my shoes love me back, I can feel it. Don’t you? 🙂
Simple outfits with shoes that stand out are often my favorite ones. Less is more, but not when it comes to footwear.
I usually don’t comment the quotes I post but I find these words by Tom Ford so true.
I like to think about me as a neat person and when I tend to neglect myself, I know that’s a very bad sign. It means that I’m sad and unmotivated.
This love has had its ups and downs but it has always accompanied me during my life. Many people didn’t understand it. Some thought my love for fashion was superficial, my parents didn’t approve. There are people that (still!) think that being interested in fashion, make-up and beauty products make you superficial, even shallow and unprofessional.
Being sloppy and dirty only make them not particularly pleasing to deal with. That’s all.
So, I totally agree with Tom Ford’s words. And as Earl of Chesterfield (whose words inspired me to name my blog We Believe in Style) wrote in XVIII century “a well-dressed thought, like a well-dressed man, appears to great advantage”.
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