[Detail view. Simon Upton photo of Courtney Daniels Haden's house as seen in Elle Decor, January/February 2010. Full view below.]
In the mood to revisit Courtnay Daniels Haden's art collection (she has provocative works by Kara Walker, Natasha Law, and Tracey Emin juxtaposed with traditional antiques), I started flipping through Elle Decor, January/February 2010. My eyes went right to the Victorian slipper chairs in Haden's San Francisco bedroom and the accompanying caption in Jaime Gross's story that explains Haden covered the pieces in Clarence House fabric salvaged from her mother's bedroom walls.
Wait. Her mother's bedroom? That rang a bell.
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Could it be the Virginia bedroom photographed by Tria Giovan and published in Southern Accents April 1998? (See full image above left and detail view below.)
I've always loved the story Lindsay Bierman wrote about the Rheinstein-decorated Virginia farm.
[Tria Giovan for Southern Accents, 1998.]
Thinking about Lindsay's style, I had to go to my archives and read his three wishes again.
[Carson Journal by Frye.]
Last year I attempted to do my own version of Pannonica de Koenigswarter's book, Les Musiciens de Jazz et Leurs Trois Voeux. Some of the collected wishes, Lindsay's included, were posted on SC. His thoughts about contentment resonate with me now more than ever so I think I'll reinterpret them as personal goals for summer 2010. If you have a second, take a glance and see if you have the same reaction.