The Atlanta History Center has updated its site with expanded views of the iconic 1920s Swan House designed by classicist architect Philip Trammell Shutze. These additional interior views should be helpful to students researching the celebrated architect or decorator Ruby Ross Wood. (Swan House was donated to the non-profit Center in the 1960s.)
When I see pictures of the house shot in the spring or summer, I sometimes think of a favorite chapter (Stilettos in the Grass) in this book. The lawn seems ready for a tent, strings of white lights, and big silver coolers.
The dress is from Anthropologie
Kate Headley photographed Maria with the lanterns
Cocktails courtesy Southern Accents
Circa 1891-1902 wine cooler available at Beverly Bremer
Via illustrator Anna Bond, I discovered a different sort of garden imagery, new album cover art for M. Ward.
New Order also went botanical a few years ago.
BTW: If you are a design history buff, love grand old houses, and plan to be in New York City in March or April, check out the free lectures presented by Mitchell Owens at NYSID.