” Work’s a way of life. It’s the way you live, it’s what you do, and it’s how it is. It’s not work. It’s a lifestyle. It’s life. It’s what one does. You can’t not work. “


” When building in a place that already has a dominant style, it’s important to behave yourself. Look around, refer to what you see. In the mountains above Salzburg, I saw charming chalets and wildflower meadows. The chalets are cozy – I don’t do cozy. The meadows are in a soft disarray – I don’t do soft, and I don’t do disarray. I do order. “


” I’m not an interior decorator, I’m a designer, and that includes the architecture. The package must be strong and controlled, the rooms aligned, and the windows positioned to make sense with the furniture. Fluff it up, and you’ve got big trouble. “


” The champagne tastes the same if you’re sitting bolt upright or sunk back into a sofa, so you might as well be upright, because you look better. “


” I think if you have an eye and the ability and the confidence as a designer, you can turn your hand to anything. “


” The building I most admire is the Doges Palace in Venice, both by day and by night. Looking at it from the lagoon, it resembles a floating kilim carpet. I love all the bridges which connect houses, people, gardens and palaces. I also love moats to isolate yourself. A ha-ha for secrecy, as in every English country garden. “


” Never let anyone go home feeling bad at night. You can bark away during the day, but you must always put that right. “


” I really should have been a pharaoh – do you know that? “


” You’ve got to be the best at what you can do – be the best at it! And the best has to be the best, you can’t just fiddle around and hope. “



All 9 Anouska Hempel Quotes about You in picture


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When building in a place that already has a dominant style, it


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The champagne tastes the same if you
I think if you have an eye and the ability and the confidence as a designer, you can turn your hand to anything.
The building I most admire is the Doges Palace in Venice, both by day and by night. Looking at it from the lagoon, it resembles a floating kilim carpet. I love all the bridges which connect houses, people, gardens and palaces. I also love moats to isolate yourself. A ha-ha for secrecy, as in every English country garden.
Never let anyone go home feeling bad at night. You can bark away during the day, but you must always put that right.
I really should have been a pharaoh - do you know that?
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