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Lillian Bassman Women

LILLIAN BASSMAN WOMEN - INTRO BY DEBORAH SOLOMON (ABRAMS)

Gauzy, shadowed, blurred and bleached, Lillian Bassman’s photographs “…are romantic images that turn the blur into a surprisingly focused expression of female feeling."  This year I acquired two of her photographs from Peter Fetterman in Santa Monica.  A large format of Carmen in Charles James (1950’s) and Lisa Fonssagrives (1960’s) in her convertible with her dog, head scarf and elbow gloves.  So many photos - take the time to savor them.  Richard Avedon said she "...made visible that heart-breaking invisible place between the appearance and disappearance of things."

Sam Haskins

SAM HASKINS: FASHION ET CETERA

The eleventh volume of Haskins photographs to be published – and not to be the last, FASHION ET CETERA is the first assembled exclusively with archived material.  As he describes it, “…a trip into the archives becomes an adventure in rediscovering, repairing, and refreshing vintage images.”  Embracing technology as did Lillian Bassman, who said “you know, anything new is fun.”

And as Tommy Hilfiger describes Haskins in the foreward, “his subjects are full of life.”  Sam is 82, Lillian is 92…a potent message there, no?

Norman Parkinson

NORMAN PARKINSON: A VERY BRITISH GLAMOUR – BY LOUISE BARING

With camera in hand doing what he loved and was brilliant at, Norman Parkinson died in Singapore in 1990 while on a shoot for Town & Country.  He described himself as an accomplished tradesman “with a bit of glass, a black hole and a bit of sensitive material –“ I guess that’s one way of looking at it.  And that little black hole left a library of haunting, beautiful pictures of Carmen, Wenda, his wife, who graces the cover, and his famous shoot of Jerry Hall in Russia in the 70’s styled and conceptualized by Grace Coddington.  The most comprehensive book to date, it includes many photos previously unpublished.

VOGUE PEOPLE

THE WORLD IN VOGUE: PEOPLE PARTIES PLACES

Just in case you forgot exactly what made Vogue into the  world's litmus test for chic, the editorial team has created this lavish record.  Up to the moment, as fashion is and always will be, but with a prolonged glance back toward the legends of the 20th Century, this book is a feast of the most stunning photographs from decades of documenting beauty.  From Jackie Kennedy to Babe Paley to the models and socialites of today, our most elusive trait - style - moves forever in a forward direction.

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CAPRI – BY PAMELA FIORI (ASSOULINE)

After reading Capri, I cannot wait to return.

Wandering and winding your way down narrow shop filled streets, another pair of sandals, a new coral bijoux acquisition, the smell of jasmine, a limoncello granita, linguine and a Tuscan wine under citrus trees by candlelight – reading and snoozing on the roof top terrace at the Capri Palace…see what I mean?  O, Pamela, I’ve got the bug!  Viva La Dolce Vita! Viva Italia! Viva Capri!

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THE MARCHESA CASATI – BY SCOT RYERSSON, MICHAEL YACCARINO (ABRAMS)

If you are not familiar with the life of Casati you must buy this book.  If you are, you must buy this book!
Ryersson and Yaccarino have done it again, their first volume on the Marchesa was Infinite Variety. Their latest effort, a result of two decades of research, is a visual feast of her life and her influence as a ‘muse’ to fashion and more.  Photographed by Fortuny, Beaton and Man Ray, painted by Augustus John and Boldini they have all captured her as “a living work of art” – which is exactly what she said she wanted to be.
In her preface, Diane Von Furstenberg describes her as “muse, sorceress, über-hostess, femme du monde, icon…aesthetic visionary….”
The rest you must read for yourself.

Proust Questionaire

VANITY FAIR’S PROUSTIAN QUESTIONAIRE

Robert Risko’s caricatures are more than enough to express the personality of the 101 celebrities here, but aided by the revealing Proust Questionnaire they make an amusing story each month.
For 16 years, the last page of Vanity Fair is the Questionnaire.  Each month, when I get my issue, I read the list of cover stories, peruse the table of contents, fast-forward to the Questionnaire, read it, then settle down to read the rest.   Vanity Fair is a healthy cover-to-cover read…sometimes I am just finishing when the next one arrives.

A few stats about the Questionnaire -
Paris – eight said it was their favorite destination (mine too)
Nelson Mandela – the most admired (agreed)
Jesus – two identified with him (scary)
Virginity – the most overrated (well, there you have it!)

Pick it up – you won’t put it down.  Perfect guest room reading!

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ELEGANT ENTERTAINING – BY DOROTHY WALKER STAPLETON

With the beautiful background of the American Embassy in Paris, food prepared by Executive Chef Philippe Excoffier and the luscious photography of Francis Hammond, Dorothy Stapleton has put her stamp on French cuisine and entertaining with an American accent.  With recipes arranged by season and menus for all occasions, I look forward to preparing the incredibly simple recipe for pumpkin soup this fall – a capon stuffed with chestnuts, sultanas, apricots and apple, and a tarte fine with a glass of Veuve Cliquot at Christmastime.
Now I know why there were towers of macaroons on platters in one of the sitting rooms when I was there having lunch with the New York City Ballet last year, this book was a work in progress then – now a gorgeous (and appetizing) realité.

Age of Comfort

THE AGE OF COMFORT - JOAN DE JEAN

Just how long did it take before comfort became a priority in the home?  Well it took the English until the 1780's.  The sofa was dubbed as "sinful" -  leave it to the French who had all sorts  of sofas throughout the  house, including bathrooms and dining rooms.  Indeed, the French invented what we call comfort today.  And for the cause - every piece of upholstery and technique that you can imagine.

In House

IN HOUSE - DERRY MOORE

We have all found ourselves talking to the four walls of a room at one time or another.  In Derry Moore's In House, it is the walls that are speaking.  Entirely composed of rooms that have withstood the test of time, there is a conversation with history in every frame.  These interiors have blossomed over and over again, growing stronger and more confident with each passing year.  Any good designer aspires to create something timeless and thoughtful.  And every good designer should have this book...if only for the fog-laden cedars of Lebanon in the garden at Chiswick House, or the game of hide-and-go-seek the camera plays with light on the cover.  To capture these qualities is true artistry.  And Mitchell Owens' text is both authoritative and whimsical.

Polidori

TRANSITIONAL STATES/PARCOURS MUSEOLOGIQUE REVISITEE - ROBERT POLIDORI

Somehow one would think that a 17th century building has little evolving left to do - until you have poured through the pages of Robert Polidori's 744 page, three volume edition.  25 years in the making - some Versailles you have seen, some you have not....

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STYLE & SUBSTANCE: THE BEST OF ELLE DECOR – BY MARGARET RUSSELL & THE EDITORS

As Margaret Russell describes in her foreword, Style & Substance is “your room-by-room guide to living well.”
How did these rooms make the cut for the book?  They exhibited personality, passion, joie de vivre and flair – executed by people with fearless style, curiosity and confidence.  The same can be said for every page in the magazine.
From cutting edge to traditional, the Style Guide in each chapter provides sound, idea-filled advice, punctuated with pithy sound bites from designers.  The visuals will most certainly have you rethinking a few rooms at home, and inspiring you for years to come.

More is More

MORE IS MORE - BY HUTTON WILKINSON

What more can be said?  Hutton Wilkinson on his late partner Tony Duquette.  Most of the text is in Tony's own voice.

YSL

THE PRIVATE WORLD OF YVES SAINT LAURENT & PIERRE BERGE -

How one lives is truly who they are.  Creator, conceptualist, couturier...a romantic.   This magnificent book delves into his private surroundings - the inspired homes, from Paris to Deauville, to Marrakech, and the various collections that inhabit them tell it all....  This book should complete your library, on monsieur.

Wallpaper

WALLPAPER – BY CAROLLE THIBAUT-POMERANTZ (FLAMMARION)

From the moment you pick up this gloriously illustrated volume you know you are in for a special experience.  The cover’s paper is unusually tactile for a book jacket.  How can I describe it?  You must see for yourself – Carolle has achieved her goal to “turn open a door unto a most magical world and enable readers to discover a unique area of the decorative arts.”

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NEW CLASSIC INTERIORS – BY ALESSANDRA BRANCA

Sprezzatura: an Italian word that means a certain nonchalance – a gift for making bloody hard work look effortless - Alessandra Branca has just that!  For a girl confident enough to have red as her signature color....  Where boldness is an understatement – and exuberance, vitality and freshness are infused with integrity and history.  Bold scale is enhanced by decorative details in abundance.  As Alessandra says, “A wall isn’t just a wall.  It’s an opportunity.”  Amen.
The size of the book, the robust photography and graphic design completely capture the spirit of the designer.
Estro – yes, I get the picture, Alessandra is estro.  Brava Branca!

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INSPIRED INTERIORS – BY SUZANNE KASLER (RIZZOLI)

At the same time modern and classic, Suzanne Kasler’s style is refreshing and modern.  Gallons of white, shades of one color – “repetition is very calming,” she says.  I agree.
A subtly layered look, sans clutter, knowing when to stop – she’s got that down to a science.  Oh, and another piece of advice, “Don’t rush.”  Decorating patience is a virtue rewarded in spades.  See for yourself.

MORE GREAT TITLES TO ADD TO YOUR LIST

Extra_1THE CAMONDO LEGACY: PASSIONS OF A PARIS COLLECTOR - BY MARIE-NOEL de GARY

JUAN MONTOYA - BY JUAN MONTOYA

STAR PIECES: THE ENDURING BEAUTY OF SPECTACULAR FURNITURE - BY DAVID LINLEY, CHARLES CATOR & HELEN CHISLETT

Extras_2THE WIRTZ PRIVATE GARDEN - PHOTOGRAPHS BY MARCO VALDIVIA

BEATRIX FARRAND: PRIVATE GARDENS, PUBLIC LANDSCAPES - BY JUDITH TANKARD

SPIRIT: GARDEN INSPIRATION - BY DAN PEARSON

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PARIS & HER REMARKABLE WOMEN - BY LORRAINE LISCIO

THE ALLURE OF CHANEL - BY PAUL MORAND

FRENCH FEASTS:TRADITIONAL RECIPES FOR FAMILY MEALS & GATHERINGS - BY STEPHANE REYNAUD

Extras_4REDEEMING FEATURES - BY NICKY HASLAM

THE SEARCH FOR NEFERTITI - BY DR. JOANN FLETCHER

DANCING TO THE PRECIPICE - BY CAROLINE MOOREHEAD

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PARIS QUIZ: HOW WELL DO  YOU KNOW PARIS? - BY DOMINIQUE LESBROS

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C'EST INSPIRÊ
Tis the Season
Design

Charlotte Moss for IBU

Charlotte is excited to announce her collaboration on a capsule collection for Ibu - the groundbreaking apparel and accessories brand that partners with women artisans in developing countries around the world who craft every piece by hand.

Inspired by the Charlotte’s passion for travel around the globe, Charlotte Moss for Ibu reflects her favorite, timelessly chic classics with an array of dresses, caftans, day jackets, pants, and tunics of solid, printed and embroidered cottons and hand-dyed silks, cashmere and wool. In addition, a complement of must-have accessories from necklaces, bangles, cuffs, earrings, shawls and mules accompany colorful eyeglasses and capes to round out the collection.

Drawing from rich cultural traditions in textiles: weaving, dyeing, embroidery skills practiced by women – not quite extinct but endangered, Charlotte has imagined a modern, urban style that celebrates these ancient crafts, reflecting her well-defined sartorial style and travels. With a glamorous, artful sensibility Charlotte Moss for Ibu features garments and accessories handmade by women artisans in Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Peru, and Morocco.

As an ambassador for the Ibu movement, Charlotte’s collection is a reflection of her own soulful experience. She states, “I cannot tell you what a joy, a challenge, and a journey it has been over the past year working on my collection with Susan Walker and her talented team. It has been a rare privilege to have been given the opportunity to work with women artisans around the world through Ibu, while combining things that are dear to me. Supporting women through their work, making them feel vital and self-sustaining, and having the chance to collaborate with someone very passionate about her vision, all the while designing - something I have never done before - has been a deeply rewarding venture.”

Founded in 2013 by Susan Hull Walker, a former minister who studied world religions at Harvard Divinity School, Ibu is the culmination of Susan's spiritual and creative journey. Through her study of fiber-arts at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Susan learned to weave and articulate the language of material culture. Her sense of adventure and passion for textiles has led her to connect with women’s cooperatives around the globe.

The Ibu Movement, founded three years ago, has grown into an international social enterprise offering goods handmade by women in 79 different artisan groups throughout the world. The flagship showroom in Charleston, South Carolina, also houses a studio where the Ibu team designs fresh interpretations of textile traditions.

Charlotte Moss Books
Garden Inspirations

Charlotte 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, she offers insights on how to bring the garden into home life. Garden Inspirations also features additional web content accessed by scanning watermarked pages in the book with the Digimarc Discover App.

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About Charlotte Moss

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 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 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 nine books to date. Her most recent title, Garden Inspirations was published by Rizzoli in April of 2015. In addition to writing books, she frequently contributes to House Beautiful, Flower Magazine and other publications.

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

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, American Corporate Partners, Madoo Conservancy, 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 sits on the Acquisitions Committee at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. In 2013, Charlotte was honored by the Bone Marrow Foundation with the Brandon Tartikoff Award at the ‘Be A Lifeline’ benefit gala, and received the Centennial Medal from the New York School of Interior Design in the spring of 2017.

 

CHARLOTTE ANN MOSS

Curriculum Vitae 

COMMUNITY SERVICE / CHARITABLE INTERESTS:

Current:

Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Monticello, Trustee

  • Committees: Chairman of Nominating and Governance Committee

Buildings and Grounds Committee
External Affairs Committee

  • The Bone Marrow Foundation, Board Member
  • American Corporate Partners, Board Member
  • New York School of Interior Design, Advisory Board Member
  • The International Council of Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, Founding Member
  • Madoo Conservancy, Board Member
  • American Hospital of Paris Board, Honorary Trustee
  • Museum at F.I.T., Acquisitions Committee
  • Elsie de Wolfe Foundation, Board Member

Previous:

  • Parrish Art Museum, Vice President
  • Landscape Pleasures Garden Symposium at the Parrish Art Museum, Co-Chair (1998 – 2009)
  • Edith Wharton Restoration, Trustee
  • Leaders of Design Council, Executive Cabinet
  • The Irvington Institute for Medical Research, Trustee
  • Museum at F.I.T, Couture Council
  • Bard Center for Graduate Studies, Board Member
  • Teach for America Guest Teacher (May 2008)
  • UNICEF Snowflake Gala, Project Co-Chair, (2004 – 2010)
  • New York City Ballet Spring Gala, Gala Chair, (May 2008, May 2012)
  • The Smile Collection Gala for Operation Smile, Gala Chair, (May 2008)
  • Fashion Week/Lincoln Center Fall, 2009, Executive Committee Member
  • Kips Bay Showhouse, Gala Chair, (2008, 2009 and previous)

AWARDS:

  • New York School of Interior Design Centennial Medal of Honor (Spring 2017)
  • Guild Hall Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership & Philanthropic Endeavors (2016)
  • Housing Works Groundbreaker Award (2015)
  • American Hospital of Paris, Honoree (2014)
  • The Bone Marrow Foundation’s 2013 Brandon Tartikoff Award (2013)
  • The IFDA Circle of Excellence Award (2012)
  • The Royal Oak Foundation’s 2010 Timeless Design Award (2010)
  • New York School of Interior Design Honorary Doctorate, Commencement Speaker (2008)
  • Edith Wharton Women of Achievement Award
  • American Hospital of Paris - President’s Award
  • Boys Harbor, Salute to Achievement Founder’s Medal for Philanthropy

RECOGNITION:

  • Elle Décor The A-List, Grand Masters List (2017)
  • Elle Décor The A-List, Grand Masters List (2016)
  • Elle Décor The A-List (2015)
  • Elle Décor Grand Master List (2014)
  • Elle Decor’s A-List: The Top 25 Designers (2010)
  • Elle Decor’s Vision Award (2009)
  • Traditional Home – Top 20 Design Icon (2009)
  • The Horticultural Society of New York, Honoree
  • House Beautiful, “Top Ten” Showhouse Award / Kips Bay
  • House Beautiful, “Top 125 Designers”

AUTHOR:

  • Garden Inspirations                                  (Rizzoli, April 2015)
  • Charlotte Moss: A Visual Life                 (Rizzoli, October 2012)
  • Charlotte Moss Decorates                        (Rizzoli, April 2011)
  • A Flair for Living                                       (Assouline, Spring 2008)
  • Winter House                                              (Clarkson Potter, November, 2005)
  • Design Inspirations, Vol. I                       (Boxwood Press, October 2004)
  • The Poetry of Home                                   (Boxwood Press, December 1998)
  • Creating a Room                                        (Viking Studio Books, March 1995)
  • A Passion for Detail                                   (Doubleday, October 1991)

 

FOREWORDS:

  • The Decorated Home, Meg Braff                                                            (Rizzoli, Spring 2017)
  • How they Decorated, Gaye Tapp                                                            (Rizzoli, Spring 2017)
  • Fresh, Sybil Sylvester                                                                                 (Glitterati, Spring 2017)
  • Linens, Jane Scott Hodges                                                                        (Rizzoli, 2014)
  • An Architectural Alphabet, Bernd Dams & Andrew Zega                 (2008)
  • An Invitation to the Garden, Michael Devine                                      (Rizzoli, 2014)

EDITORIAL ROLES:           

  • Special Projects Editor, House Beautiful
  • Guest Editor, House Beautiful (November 2013 Issue)
  • Contributor, WSJ, Off Duty
  • Contributor, T Magazine
  • Contributor, Flower Magazine

ARTICLES:

  • Charlotte Moss on Maximizing White Space (House Beautiful, October 2016)
  • Charlotte Moss on Starting Your Own traditions (House Beautiful, May 2016)
  • Charlotte Moss on Beautiful Beginnings (House Beautiful, March 2016)
  • Nancy Lancaster: Haute and Humble (Flower Magazine, January-February 2016)
  • Charlotte Moss on Decorating with Music (House Beautiful, December 2015)
  • Charlotte Moss on A Flair for Living (House Beautiful, October 2015)
  • A Romance With Weeds (Flower Magazine, May-June 2015)
  • The Elegant World of Bunny Mellon (Flower Magazine, March-April 2015)
  • Winter Wonderland (Flower Magazine, December 2014)
  • Bunny Mellon’s Collection, On The Block (T-Magazine November 2014)
  • Itinerary, Botanically-Themed Designations in Paris (and Beyond), (T-Magazine, July 2014)
  • The Eloquence of Silence (T Magazine, July 2014)
  • Modern is Fashion Forward (House Beautiful, June 2014))
  • The Woman Who Served Jell-O to The A-List (WSJ, July 2013))
  • Italian Sojourn (New York Cottages & Gardens, Oct. 2012)
  • That’s Entertainment! (WSJ, Sept. 2012)
  • Design Your Own Fabric (WSJ, Sept. 2012)
  • A Tuscan Garden Tutorial (WSJ, Aug. 2012)
  • A Place to Potter Around (WSJ, July 2012)
  • In the Air: Orchidelirium (Off Duty, April 2012)
  • Hedge Finds (Hamptons Cottages & Gardens, Sept. 2011)
  • That Garden Je Ne Sais Quoi (WSJ, Aug. 2011)
  • An Icon Uncovered (WSJ, May 2011)
  • The Old-World Artistry Behind the Modern House of Chanel (WSJ Magazine, April 2011)
  • Paradise Regained (WSJ, Dec. 2010) 

GUEST LECTURER:

Charlotte has lectured extensively on the topic of interior design appearing at showhouses, museums, womens’ groups, garden clubs, trade fair /antique shows and corporate events.

Past lectures include:

  • Fort Worth Garden Club, Dallas, TX (January 2017)
  • Cedar Rapids Garden Club, Cedar Rapids, IA (November 2016)
  • SCAD Style, Atlanta, GA (April 2016)
  • Marianne Scruggs Garden Club, Dallas, TX (April 2016)
  • Washington Design Center, Stark Panel, Washington, DC (March 2016)
  • Founders Garden Club, Dallas, TX (March 2016)
  • The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Houston, TX (March 2016)
  • San Francisco Design Center Fabricut Showroom Booksigning (February 2016)
  • Hillwood Museum Estate and Garden, Washington, DC (February 2016)
  • Decorative Arts Society, Newport Beach, CA (February 2016)
  • Greenwich Historical Society, Greenwich, CT (December 2015)
  • Southeastern Horticultural Society, Atlanta, Georgia (October 2015)
  • Century Furniture Showroom
“What’s New, What’s Next?”, New York, NY (September 2015)
  • Antiques & Design Show of Nantucket, Nantucket, MA (August 2015)
  • ADAC, Atlanta, Georgia (May 2015)
  • Institute of Classical Architecture, Washington, DC (May 2015)
  • The Ditchley Foundation, Enstone, England (May 2015)
  • Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL (April 2015)
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA (April 2015)
  • Albemarle Garden Club, Charlottesville, VA (April 2015)
  • Palm Beach Garden Club, Palm Beach, FL (February 2015)
  • Fabricut National Sales Meeting, Tulsa, OK (February 2015)
  • Century Furniture National Sales Meeting, Washington, DC (March 2015)
  • San Francisco Fall Antiques Show, San Francisco, CA (October 2014)
  • Nashville Antiques and Garden Show, Nashville, TN (February 2014)
  • Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC (March 2014)
  • High Point Spring Market, High Point, NC (April 2014)
  • 18th Annual Los Angeles Antiques Art + Design Show, Los Angeles, CA
(October 2013)
  • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art,
Kansas City, MO
(October 2013)
  • Boston Design Center,
Boston, MA (June 2013)
  • KADO, St. Petersburg, Russia, (May 2013)
  • KADO, Moscow, Russia (May 2013)
  • Chicago, International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, Chicago, IL (April 2013)
  • SCAD Style, Savannah, GA (April 2013)
  • London Design Week, London, England (March 2013)
  • Madoo Conservancy, Sagaponack, NY (March 2013)
  • Design Bloggers Conference
, Los Angeles, CA (March 2013)
  • Hillwood Museum Estate and Gardens, Washington, DC (February 2013)
  • The Mount at the NYSID Auditorium
New York, NY (February 2013)
  • Homefront Live: A Q & A Session with Jura Koncius,
New York, NY (January 2013)
  • Inside the Business of Design: An Interview with Keith Granet,
New York, NY (January 2013)
  • Holiday House Decorator Showhouse,
New York, NY (November 2012)
  • DCOTA Fall Market,
Dania Beach, FL (November 2012)
  • High Point Market,
High Point, NC (October 2012)
  • Soicher Marin Gallery
High Point Market,
High Point, NC (October 2012)
  • Marketplace Design Center,
Philadelphia, PA (October 2012)
  • Century Furniture Showroom
“What’s New, What’s Next?”, 
New York, NY (September 2012)
  • Devon Yacht Club, Amagansett, NY (August 2012)
  • Calico Corners
Calico Home,
Strafford, PA (May 2012)
  • Atlanta Decorative Arts Center,
Atlanta, GA (May 2012)
  • Washington DC Design Center
at the J. Lambeth Showroom, Washington, DC (April 2012)
  • WESTWEEK, Pacific Design Center,
Los Angeles, CA (March 2012)
  • International Women’s Day Luncheon, New York, NY (March 2012)
  • Phoenix Art Museum,
Phoenix, AZ (March 2012)
  • Coup D’Etat,
San Francisco, CA (February 2012)
  • Fabricut Showroom Appearance,
San Francisco, CA (February 2012)
  • Decorative Center Houston,
Houston, TX (November 2011)
  • The Heritage Club,
New Orleans, LA (October 13, 2011)
  • Fabricut Showroom,
New York, NY – (October 2011)
  • Antiques at the Gardens,
Birmingham, AL (October 2011)
  • Lauritzen Gardens,
Omaha, NE (September 2011)
  • The Parrish Art Museum: Landscape Pleasures,
Southampton, NY (June 2011)
  • Kips Bay Showhouse Booksigning
New York NY – May 19, 2011
  • Atlanta Symphony Showhouse, Atlanta, GA (April 2011)
  • Ralph Lauren Home, Naples, FL and Boston, MA (April 2011)
  • Lake Forest Showhouse, Lake Forest, IL (May 2011)
  • Visions 2011: A Garden Club of America, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA (May 2011)
  • The Sulgrave Club, Washington, DC (May 2011)
  • Heritage Club, New Orleans, LA (October 2011)
  • Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville, Nashville, TN (February 2011)
  • The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
  • Gump’s Department Store, San Francisco, CA
  • The Massey Cancer Center at VCU, Richmond, VA
  • The Antiquarian Society, Montgomery, AL

INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECTS LOCATIONS:

 Montecito, CA                                         Houston, TX

Aspen, CO New York, NY
Bermuda Palm Beach, FL
Bel Air, CA Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Denver, CO Southampton, NY
East Hampton, NY St. Barths
Greenwich, CT Tulsa, OK

Palm Springs, CA

LICENSING: 

Current:

Furniture & Upholstery for Century Furniture

Fabric & Trim collections with Fabricut

China with Pickard

Carpet Collections with Stark Carpet

Fabric & Wallpaper with Brunschwig & Fils

Garden Planters with Siebert and Rice

CONSULTING      

Charlotte is frequently asked by various organizations to draw upon her expertise with consulting on various projects in manufacturing, retail, interior design and publishing. Consulting projects have included:

Gift shop design and space planning consultation, Monticello

Licensing Consultation, Colonial Williamsburg

Restoration of The Mount, Lenox, Massachusetts

Production of a Fundraising DVD, Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse

TV/RADIO APPEARANCES:

  • Nate Berkus Radio Show
  • Martha Stewart Living Today on Sirius Satellite Radio
  • HGTV
  • NBC Weekend Today Show
  • HGTV Our Home
  • E! Style
  • ABC Good Morning America

WEBSITE/BLOG

The Charlotte Moss website, A Flair For Living™, contains information on upcoming events, speaking engagements and licensed products, as well as the blogs, Tête-à-Tête and C’est Inspiré. Tête-à-Tête, editorially based, is updated regularly and contains articles of topical interest. C’est Inspiré, is Charlotte’s photo blog - photographs in which Charlotte feels do all the talking…

DECORATOR SHOWHOUSES:

  • Holiday House, Susan G. Komen Foundation, NYC, 2008, 2012
  • Laurel Showhouse for Veranda, NYC, 2008
  • Kips Bay Decorator’s Showhouse, NYC, 1994, 1995, 2001, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012
  • International Designer Showhouse, NYC
  • Hampton Designer Showhouse, Bridgehampton, NY
  • The Mount, Lenox, MA
  • Hampton Designer Showhouse, Southampton, NY
  • Richmond Virginia Showhouse, Richmond, VA
  • The Royal Oak Foundation Showhouse, NYC
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