22.5.12

Kips Bay Designer Show House - Part 2 of 3




A Chacun Son Style

Go beyond the hedge into the château, up the stairs and into the private suite where you'll find a sumptuous original interior that is very much intact despite the passing of time of its subject matter. As an inspiration for this year's Kips Bay Show house, Charlotte Moss have chosen three French châteaus from Dordogne and the Loire Valley that are well known for their extravagant beauty and notable gardens.


Behind the hedge...
Charlotte Moss, Trompe L'Oeil in the Digital Age
Photos courtesy High End Weekly™


Being a lifelong gardener, and tireless traveller, I guess it was just a matter of time until Charlotte Moss shared her fascination with these great places by commissioning trompe l'oeil artist Osmundo Echevarria, and incorporating her own digital reproduced images in order to transport her spectators into a magical place where the interiors and gardens are as ornate as Château de Hautefort, Château de Losse and Prieuré d'Orsan. In the living room painted walls illustrate the celebrated gardens of Château de Hautefort, a place that I vividly remembered as a young adult. Vibrant patterns are incorporated in her fabric choice, for both the living room furnishings, and bathroom. The leather border runner is installed with grommets, a technique employed by Paul Chareau at Maison de Verre in Paris. Every details from this constructed paradise is exactly what one has come to expect from a designer who is clearly on top of her game.

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