It overflows into everything that belongs to us – and then flows back again…One’s self – for other people – is one’s expression of one’s self; and one’s house, one’s clothes, the books one reads, the company one keeps – these things are all expressive.” Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady A blue wall makes a great foil for gilt-framed works on paper. The French 19th century campaign bed is a perfect place to read, or just listen to the wind in the trees.
We love this technicolor combination of the turquoise blue lacquered fiberglass table and the persimmon needlepoint upholstery of these Art Deco chairs (so new they haven’t yet been listed). The mirrored cabinet offers some clean diagonals which converse with the chair backs. The Baroque tapestry is Italian and, like the pricket lamp, served a ceremonial purpose.