The essence of interior design will always be about people and how they live. It is about the realities of what makes for an attractive, civilized, meaningful environment, not about fashion or what's in or what's out. This is not an easy job. Be faithful to your own taste, because nothing you really like is ever out of style. Form follows function — that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union. Innovation is often the ability to reach into the past and bring back what is good, what is beautiful, what is useful, what is lasting.