20 Questions for Charlotte Moss

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Charlotte Moss

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My Style

If I Weren’t a Decorator, I Would Be: A client! Or a singer

Style Icons: The personality of Diana Vreeland, the clarity of Pauline de Rothschild, and the romantic vision of Bunny Mellon

Go-To Hostess Gifts: Embroidered cocktail napkins, bamboo-and-silver salad servers, a great book, or flowers from my garden

Favorites

Favorite Albums: Meet the Beatles and The Temptations; both represent transformative years of fun and dancing!

Favorite Museums: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Frick Collection

Favorite Cocktail: The one shared with friends. A glass of iced Krugor a beautiful Burgundy will do.

Favorite Restaurant: Dining on the loggia at Villa San Michele, watching the sunset over Florence

Favorite Flowers: Putumayo carnations and café au lait dahlias

Decorating

Favorite Paint Color: Vert de Terre from Farrow & Ball

Favorite Room to Decorate: The one that people will really use: a great library, a romantic bedroom, or an inviting dining room

Favorite Pattern: One on top of the other is how I like my patterns.

Decorating Cheap Thrill: Serendipity, when you were not looking and something found you

You’ll Never See Me Using: You never know, I could surprise myself!

Resources

Fabrics: My collections at Fabricut and Brunschwig & Fils

Decorative Accessories: I love antique shows and large markets for the discoveries.

Bedding: Charles H. Beckley for mattresses and my new four-poster bed for Century Furniture

Furniture: I shop everywhere. You have to do it on foot, online, and on a plane—whatever it takes to find the right piece.

Lighting: Currey & Company

Florist: Zezé in NYC

Caterer: Glorious Food in NYC

Informed, gracious, authentic design is evidence of a life lived that way.

— Charlotte Moss
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