Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Virginian Charlotte Moss

While flipping through an old issue of House & Garden magazine, which I terribly miss, I was thrilled to come across an article about designer Charlotte Moss. The article was published in October of 1991, just around the time when her book Passion for Details was about to be released.

As most of you are very well aware, Moss has exquisite taste in designing interiors. Moss opened her own design firm and shop in New York City in 1985 after having a career on Wall Street. She’s famous for her English signature designs, her elegant style, and love for color. She’s a lecturer, a philanthropist, and an astute businesswoman who has her own line of furniture, fabrics, carpets, linens and design accessories.

Here is the tour of her apartment, courtesy of House & Garden.
Above : Moss in her office
Moss's living room, the sofa was covered with Lee Jofa green velvet, and the armchairs in Brunschwig &Fils chintz

A Russian chandelier, circa 1780 in the formal dining room
The English tole chandelier in the eating area
Moss's bedroom
I had the pleasure of viewing her work during my last visit to Kips Bay Decorator Show House in 2009. Her room was simply breathtaking- no detail was spared. It felt so comfortable and luxurious; I certainly didn’t want to leave her space!


Sanity Fair said...

yay for old magazines! This is why I try never to get rid of mine - you never what goodies are in store. Thanks for sharing this blast from the past! Her style is timeless.

Picture of Elegance said...

I agree with you one hundred percent...

lady jicky said...

Here style is as fresh as if it was today!
Lovely :)

Things That Inspire said...

I went through a phase where I tore out what I liked from my old magazines, and threw the rest away - in a desperate attempt to reduce the piles of magazines that I tucked away under my bed!

Now, I just live with the stacks and keep them all; you never know when you might want to flip through an old issue!

Great post. It is interesting to see how her style then compares to the room she did for Kips Bay, which was one of my favorite rooms in the house. It was definitely softer (the Kips Bay room), but there was certainly pattern. She loves a good pattern!

Picture of Elegance said...

I know exactly what you're talking about. I still have old magazines under my bed(a great source of inspiration)even though I recently purchased another bookcase so that I can organize my books and magazines...


I love it all! I'm specially crazy about the kitchen plate rack, as I am about to make one for my kitchen wall to display my blue and white transfer ware plates and platters. Pinning.


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