It's true that most of Baldwin's clients had large decorating budgets, but I think perhaps he had seen quite a few over-the-top rooms in his day. He preferred understated things and seemed to contemplate what makes good design, regardless of cost.
Here are a few of his tips that I find enduring:
"The appearance of simplicity and honesty. Rooms suitable for their use and created with an awareness of budget and maintenance cost."
"Lots of white."
"Clear clean colors...fresh flowers always."
"The use of small-scale upholstered chairs, easily moved."
BTW: I was flattered to be asked to contribute to this November In Style story since the ultimate deal finder, Grace, a.k.a. design*sponge, was involved too. Be sure and see her page in the magazine.