Photographed by Pieter Estersohn
" . . . is it possible to marry a room?"
To say that Charlotte Moss is simply brilliant is kind of like that the sun is 'kinda warm.' I never seem to tire of her gracious, lovely spaces. I was flipping through the new Elle Decor yesterday - and I'm not overstating this . . . I actually began to slightly weep at the wondrous sight of this glorious room in Charlotte's home in Colorado. It almost felt like that very first flush of love. Giddy and excited. With some awe thrown in for good measure.
I'm always amazed at the almost visceral impact that a beautiful home can have on those who are fortunate enough to pass through its doors. It speaks volumes about the people who live there. How they see their lives. The things which are important to them.
"... our objects, bibelots, whatnots, and knickknacks-say
the most about who we are. They are as honest as a diary."
- Charlotte Moss
"The combined effect of this splendor is like an aristocratic
family’s historic chalet transported from the Alps to the
Rockies. It’s not the way things are usually done in Colorado,
but as Moss declares, 'One’s taste remains constant, whatever the location.' "
A little tartan. A little Chintz. An 18th century portrait. An antique Carpet.
The combination - priceless beauty.
I cannot begin to recommend the newest issue of Elle Decor strongly enough. It is packed with style and magic on almost ever page.
The crazy work week continues,