"A decorator must understand that taste is not a standard but the power to discern, to concentrate. Taste is an appreciation of order and a sure knowledge of what constitutes fitness. These concepts can be learned through education, travel, experience, and living. In learning these principles, the person will come to understand that a room - any room - is simply an enclosure of space and time for a specific purpose. The challenge is to know what is suitable in this defined space."
Albert Hadley, The Story of America's Preeminent Interior Designer