30 November 2011

Well Said: Lesley Blanch





"The placing of a desk, or a bed, or the choice of a chintz may prove more revealing [of a person] than a documented study."

So observed British writer Lesley Blanch (1904-2007) in Pavilions of the Heart: The Four Walls of Love (Putnam, 1974).

11 comments:

katiedid said...

I have always thought one's home speaks volumes about who lives there. As you noted by Coco, luxury cannot be measured by dollars....and so it is with the decoration of one's home. What matters to a person inevitably ends up in their abode.

John J. Tackett said...

A turban says a lot, too. Very chic.

MJH Design Arts said...

What an amazing lady. Elegant at 90+. Thanks. Mary

penelopebianchi said...

Absolutely true! And said with so few words!

Brilliant!

Please continue when you can!

annie sloan said...

That's made me a little nervous...what does my bed say about me I wonder?
I just want to look like her...fabulous way the scarf loops into the necklace..
Love your blog by the way - I've modelled mine on yours a little - a few words and a great few pics - Thanks for inspiring

Jennings and Gates said...

So true

Rose C'est La Vie said...

I agree up to a point that it was a clever remark. But there was a bit of the old fraud in Lesley Blanch, no?

Beauty Follower said...

She's (w)right!

the modern sybarite ™ said...

Touche!

An Aesthete's Lament said...

Ah, but Rose! I think this comment of hers is truly authentic, studying the intimacy of a room to illuminate its inhabitant's character, spirit, and mind ...

Linnea said...

:)