It’s not a competition. The most important thing is that pieces in a room are harmonious. Maybe I’m starting with a rug that I have found or a carpet. And I think about why it’s interesting to me, and that’s how I view the pieces that I bring in to complement it. So it’s all part and parcel of the same meal, if you will. You have a lot of different ingredients, but you come away with a delicious meal. It’s one ingredient after the other. When my brain is sort of at rest about it, I’m not waking up in the middle of the night and thinking, "Oh my god, a lamp should go there." Then I back off. I know I’m done.
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