Charlotte Moss Collection

March 6, 2013 / Design
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“To Michelle – decorate with flair and always have a flair for living.”

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Tomorrow, Doyle New York will be auctioning from Charlotte Moss‘ collection of furniture, art and decoration. I thought this would be the perfect time to share this story:

Seven years ago when visiting the Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse, I walked into this blue and white bedroom designed by iconic interior designer Charlotte Moss and was inspired…inspired to take my career from corporate marketing into the world of design. With the floating canopy bed, the luxurious curtains, the use of hanging lanterns, the unexpected ottoman as a side table – she created an atmosphere so serene, romantic and luxurious that it left an impression that has stayed with me for quite some time. I was so inspired by this experience I signed up for a class at the New York School of Interior Design that fall.

A few years later, soon after I had made the leap into design, I had the privilege of meeting Ms. Moss at a party she hosted in her exquisitely decorated Upper East Side brownstone. I summoned up all my courage to introduce myself and told her how she inspired me to pursue a career in interior design. She was delighted and asked for my contact information. A few days later I received a package with signed copies of all her books: “To Michelle – decorate with flair and always have a flair for living.” It was a gesture so thoughtful, generous and gracious; I was completely blown away. These books are a cherished part of my design library. Thank you Ms. Moss!