Today - more than half way through the book - I came upon an couple her thoughts on designers. She states,"I have never met a designer who was willing to fold into their egg-white omelets the yolks of a past life." On the next page she goes on to say, "A designer may sincerely want to make room for a few of the client's old pieces, but it never seems to work that way; when push comes to shove, out they go."
I guess she is talking about the high-society designer types she worked with at the magazine. Re-designer's who specialize in "using what is in the home" as a start to any design project most likely didn't cross the threshold to her office.