Monday, September 12, 2011

Charlotte Moss

Charlotte Moss........many superlatives would describe her designs, but I'll let you decide which ones to use....there are so many!

Charlotte is a New York based interior designer who has been in the business for twenty-five years.  I can't recall when I first saw her room designs......many years ago.  But, I have been a faithful follower ever since.  And when I see a Charlotte Moss room, I still stop in my tracks.

I own and have read several of her interior design books in which she often features her own homes.....summer, winter and permanent residences in the city and the country.  She is fearless when designing a room and while she does not hesitate to mix her fabrics, colors, carpets and furniture, it is her accessorizing that is so masterful.

While I love all of the above mixing and matching, her accessorizing is key.  She not only personalizes her spaces for her own homes, but manages to do the same for every room she completes, whether for a client or a showhome, and makes her spaces as welcoming as if the room had been there forever and is just waiting for someone to come in, sit down and have a cup of tea. 

And that must come from her southern upbringing in Virginia where she was so influenced by her grandmother......that welcoming hospitality just comes through in everything she does.  And it's all in the details. 

She achieves that by ensuring that the homeowners are surrounded by their collections of art, books, whatnots - things they love and appreciate and are sentimental she says, collections make a statement and are "as honest as a diary".


Kips Bay Bedroom
Kips Bay Bedroom
Kips Bay Bedroom Bed
Look how she has pulled this room together - red patterned carpet, floral linens,
green and cream furniture and a geometric design on the drapes - gorgeous!

Charlotte's latest book with cover showing
bedroom shown in Images 1, 2 & 3

Foyer table

One of Charlotte's own beds
Gorgeous chair detail

Wallscape and tablescape
"One print is nice, but seven make a statement"
- Charlotte Moss

A Moss living room with chinoiserie panels

A Moss guest room

This has to be my all time favorite bedroom
Looking through the canopy to the fireplace
Tea table and comfortable chair by fireplace
Pastel blues, pink, green and white

Wouldn't you agree that her rooms are inviting?

All photos via Charlotte Moss and Traditional Home

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