The Kindness of Strangers
Above, an alternative to taxidermy: the Irving family dog immortalized in 3D white cut paper by a woman in Paris.
Above, Carolina Irving's dining table is draped with a Turkish suzani; the amazing Italian beaded chandelier is circa 1930s. (Click to enlarge.)
Photography by Simon Upton for World of Interiors.
When I spot a special World of Interiors issue, I buy it, but currently I don't have a subscription. So I'm very grateful to friendly reader Gretchen for urging me to get to Barnes & Noble and grab September's issue. The home of Vogue style editor, and textile designer, Carolina Irving is on the cover.
If you're a fan of her layered Anglo-influenced style, this is a must see: ten pages are devoted to the pattern-filled Manhattan apartment she shares with her antique dealer husband and children. The spread is similar to the recent coverage in Vogue, October 2006, but on this go-round Irving's own textiles appear in spots throughout the home.
Above, again, that's a cut-paper portrait, not taxidermy.
BTW: For those of you missed this a few months ago, a detailed video of Irving's apartment is featured on a French site called Interieurs. Here's the link: "Chez Carolina." Registration is required to view the video and the site is entirely in French.