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I hope you had enjoyed your weekend. I met with family and friends on Saturday and Sunday and we had a great time. Last night I did something I love to do from time to time and that’s going into fabulous photographers websites and browse around to get inspired. At Simon Watson‘s website I found these images of a house designed by Elsie de Wolfe in 1936 for the Countess Dorothy di Frasso. The house was then sold in 1947 to the Spanish pianist Jose Iturbi who never changed one single thing in the house until his death in 1980. These are the actual images that were featured in House and Garden in 1997. It’s amazing how the eternally classic elements such as Chinoiserie, mirrored walls (even the fireplace wall is mirror covered), mother of pearl inlay furniture and clean lined furniture make this house look like something that could have been done recently. No wonder Iturbi never changed a thing, neither would I.
Albert Hadley, The Story of America’s Preeminent Interior Designer