Would you believe that there is over a 40 year difference between these two rooms? The first is from Tory Burch’s Spring 2010 ad campaign which was shot in her home by Tina Barney (check out the behind the scenes video). The second is circa 1965 by legendary interior designer Billy Baldwin for Woodson Taulbee.
Both rooms feature Quadrille’s Arbre de Matisse which was originally developed by Baldwin and inspired by the Matisse drawing which you can see hanging above the sofa.
The rooms reminded me of the Dowager Countess’ amazing one liner on this week’s episode of Downton Abbey: “Nothing succeeds like excess.” I think I’ll be adopting that as a new life motto.
Have a great weekend!