"Handsome oak side chair made by H. Pander & Zonen. The wood is inlaid with geometric ebony shapes, and the angularity of the design is softened with subtle details (note the owls carved on the ears). Upholstered in moss-green wool velvet." Cordelia Lawton and Patrick Mull met nearly 20 years ago at Iowa Writers' Workshop, where they quickly discovered a shared obsession with beautiful things. They approach decorating as the building of a compelling story--a Gesamtkunstwerk in which an eclectic arrangement of furniture, art, textiles, and accents communicates across eras, regions, and styles, enriching each other and the lives of the collectors who live with them. They believe that beauty sustains and exalts us, and that the hours spent in its pursuit are never wasted. Their shop, Lawton Mull, is based in Long Island City, NY.