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On the way to RIBA, the Royal Institute of British Architects,
I passed a building with steps that
looked like waves of flowing water.  
The graduated depth and the rounded edge made me me think: why haven't I seen more of this?
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Fashion Faves…

As a STYLE.COM fan I have found it the best and most efficient way to select and edit choices for the coming season.  It minimizes the shopping, which is not one of my favorites, unless you are talking antiques, furniture, and objects.

The recent shows for Fall 2015 looked so good I couldn't resist not talking about them. Design is design no matter what the source, and more and more when the zeitgeist speaks we realize we are all truly related in our thinking in our respective disciplines. We ALL embrace the purpose to create beautiful things, whether to wear, sit on, drive, live in, eat with or simply collect just to look at. That's a topic we can explore forever, and will.

Here is a sample of some of our favorites for a season that looked pretty sassy. Long and layered, saturated and sheer, highly patterned by some, monochromatic by others. As Deborah Needleman said recently in T Magazine, “we live in what appears to be a post-trend fashion world – with no clear guidelines for our sartorial choices and an endless array of options.”

So, the solution is… rely on your own instincts, be true to your taste and prepare yourself for the compliments.

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Carolina Herrera used natural elements as inspiration to create a collection both tailored and extremely feminine. Shades of grey graphically punctuated with white, red, and black. No sharp angles, but lots of curves.

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There are few who cared more about making women look beautiful than Oscar de la Renta. Givenchy, Valentino and St. Laurent were also part of that special club and each had their loyal devotees. Now the baton has been smoothly passed to Oscar's hand picked successor, Peter Copping, and things are off to a great start. Congratulations, Peter.

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Tribal patterns, boho layering, and bold contrasts spell young and fun at Tory Burch. Another designer that knows her customer and is obviously creating more and more along the way. Tory has a style that lends itself to mixing from season to season, giving her fans a chance to be themselves. We like that.

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A saucy fresh take on pantsuits, everyone needs at least one!

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Sophisticated, stream-lined, and sexy. It all works.

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Materials, patterns, shapes, and combinations read sassy and playful.

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Feminine and flirty Lela Rose knows what her customer wants and consistently delivers it.

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When was the last time you saw rose petals on the runway? Tom Ford – showmanship and sex appeal.

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Always classic, lux, must-haves.

Cynthia-Rowley

Sophisticated, flirty and feminine - just our look.

More to Choose From...

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Dennis Basso is a “more is more” kind of guy. And this kick*** coat says it all – and a perfect way to end our show.

C'EST INSPIRÊ
A Spectrum of Color

 

 

Design

Century Furniture and Charlotte launched her second collection of furniture for Century Icons in April of 2014, available in Century showrooms throughout the country. Creating this collection for Century Furniture was one of those opportunities to sit back, close eyes and imagine how we live NOW.

Today we communicate differently, we entertain differently, we even think differently about how we use our space than we did just a few years ago. So you may notice some unexpected details in this collection, and here's to hoping you do….

Through more than 20 years decorating, no matter the project – large or small – it always seems to come down to the same basic elements – livability, practicality and, of course, wanting it to look good.

The great thing about furniture is it moves! You can play with a floor plan, try different alternatives, and even have two or three plans for a room using the same pieces. Flexibility in decorating keeps it fresh – and always evolving.

Having worked with Century and their stellar team to put together Charlotte's first collection, they had the benefit of experience, and have made upholstered pieces that are luxurious, but welcoming and hospitable. The wood finishes are elegant, sophisticated and modern.

It’s a collection for how we live today.

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Charlotte Moss Books
Garden Inspirations

Charlotte Moss turns her eye to the garden as a resource for interiors, entertaining, and good living. This book shows the myriad ways the garden provides inspiration every day —indoors and outdoors. Touring readers through her own garden, Moss offers insights on how to bring the garden into home life—including ideas for elegant flower arrangements from the garden and the table settings and menus they inspire, garden seating for entertaining and relaxing, interior color schemes drawn from nature, and much more.

To be released April 2015. Pre-order your book now!

 

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About Charlotte Moss
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Since opening her business in 1985, Charlotte has designed private residences and executive suites all over the United States and the Caribbean. In addition to designing interiors, Charlotte Moss’ career has included retail stores, celebrated for Charlotte’s unique blend of American, European and Classical influences.

Having launched her career on Wall Street, Charlotte has a keen sense for the shifting sands of change, amid all her decorating prowess. Widening her reach in recent years, Charlotte Moss, LLC now brings her signature Flair for Living to consumers worldwide with collections available under license. She has designed fabric and trim for Fabricut, carpeting, sisals and soon-to-be scenic mural wallpapers for Stark Carpet, and china for Pickard. Most recently, Charlotte has used her experience culled from twenty-five years of decorating couture homes to design a collection of furniture and upholstery with Century Furniture. Charlotte’s collection of framed decorative art for Soicher-Marin, which launched at the High Point Market, is based in-part on her own photography.

Charlotte is a sought-after speaker, lecturing widely on all the arts of living. Recent lecture titles include:

  • “Where Ideas Come From”
  • “A Flair for Living”
  • “Having a Visual Life”
  • “Living Well: The Key to an Enduring Style”
  • “Age Defying Decorating”
  • “What Sparks Your Creativity?”
  • “Show Me the Content: Design Blogging Today”
  • “Design Muse: Great Women of Style”

She has written eight books to date. Her most recent title, A Visual Life: Scrapbooks, Collages, and Inspirations, was released by Rizzoli in the fall of 2012. In addition to writing books, she frequently contributes to The Wall Street Journal.

Charlotte’s work has been published in shelter magazines worldwide and she has received numerous awards, including The Timeless Design Award, given by the Royal Oak Foundation, Elle Décor’s VISION AWARD and Traditional Home magazine’s list of the worlds’ Top 20 interior designers. Last May, Charlotte was honored with the Circle of Excellence Award from the International Furnishings & Design Association (IFDA) for the field of interior design.

Charlotte considers her most important work to be her community service and philanthropy. She serves on the Boards of The Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello, The Bone Marrow Foundation, The Elsie de Wolfe Foundation and the Advisory Board of The New York School of Interior Design, where she received an Honorary Doctorate Degree. Charlotte is also a member of the Executive Cabinet of The Leaders of Design Council, and sits on the Acquisitions Committee at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. On May 16, 2013, Charlotte was honored by the Bone Marrow Foundation with the Brandon Tartikoff Award at the ‘Be A Lifeline’ benefit gala.

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