Charleston-based interior designer Amelia Handegan cherishes her art and antiques and rarely ditches her things out of boredom, so it has been a pleasure to see the evolution of her home as it has been photographed over the years.
Shown at top, scenic wallpaper hung against a greenish-gold wall as seen in Southern Accents, mid-1990s. Next, the panels appear in the designer's bedroom, now against a warm cream, 2009. Her lowcountry house is featured in the magazine's farewell September-October issue. For Handegan fans it's a feature to file and keep forever. [Photography by Pieter Estersohn, story by Julie Cole Miller.]
As a follow up, I also want to note Dawn Cannon's dahlia story in the same issue. (My copy arrived late yesterday.) If you are interested in growing the flowers, her piece is filled with sources and tips.
Wallpaper enthusiasts will want to look out for Rizzoli's fall release of Wallpaper: A History of Style and Trends by Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz. I was treated to a preview a few months ago and can report that the book is lavishly illustrated with comprehensive text from the author who is a respected expert on vintage and rare papers.