Brilliant Color

"May Muse in January" By Mary Maki Rae - 2014 (c)

Interior Designer Linda Chase chose a charming 1817 Federal Style home as a Showcase for her Antique Collections of Italian Furniture -Paintings - Drawings and Tea Cups.
I Enjoy so much how she has allowed her Upholstered Italian 19th Century Chairs - and window treatments - to Flaunt their Vivid Silk Taffetas from Carolyn Quartermaine.
All stand out boldly against pure white walls - and bordered Panels - Painted by Karin Linder.

The Dining Room sparkles and glows with Crystal Chandeliers and Sconces - Plus many touches of Gold leaf on the Carved wood.

The Sideboard pictured above was once an Alter.
It now displays a Great Collection of continental 18th & 19th Century porcelain Tea cups.

Living room Pillows and Throw made of Silk Taffetas.

18th Century French Daybed with more Silk Cushions.

Antique Italian Dressing Table 18th Century.

In the guest room - French painted 1930's screen By Etienne Drian - sets the mood with Fortuny Bedcover.
All Images from: Veranda - March/April 1999
Two Books By Linda Chase: "In the Romantic Style" -
and "The World of Biedermeier" - On the Back of One:
"Timeless and inviting romantic rooms are sanctuaries filled with what the eyes have welcome to the heart."

Serigraph by Mary Maki Rae - 2014(c)


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