[Detail: late-19th-century Indian sari. The Met's collection.]
Back in the design realm, Amelia T. Handegan communicates with color brilliantly too. In fact, her approach has also been described as painterly. With a skilled hand, she brings shimmering saris and other Indian textiles into restrained Lowcountry rooms (think turquoise silk at the foot of an otherwise dressed-down antique mahogany four-poster). And while she's best known for handling historical projects, she can definitely embrace Modern. At the end of March I'll be sharing a less expected Handegan room with bits of midcentury flair -- a project published in a soon-to-be-released book.