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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016


Inspired By Billy Baldwin

Watercolor of the famous library with brass bookcases designed by Billy Baldwin for Cole Porter, painted by decorator Mark Hampton as seen in Hampton's 1992 book, Legendary Decorators of the Twentieth Century.

For her shop, Blossom Home, master thrifter and makeover artist Sylvie recently found this very Billy Baldwin-esque bookcase. If you live near Los Gatos, California, swing by.


Anonymous said...

oooo, you're so right, as usual, Courtney! I'd love to see a phograph of those.

Merci to you for the post :)

Anonymous said...

The walls in the Porter library were covered in a tortoise shell leather rather than brown lacquer. See Finest Rooms page 40.