Charlotte Moss Talk

On Tuesday of this week, I was lucky enough to be invited to hear the one-and-only Charlotte Moss speak in Washington. For those who don’t know, Charlotte, who is originally from our very own Richmond, VA, is one the quintessential players in contemporary American interior decorating. Her aesthetic is all about layered prints, british coziness, lush fabrics and feminine florals. She’s sophisticated and playful all at once. And during her talk, she shared with us all the different places she gets inspiration.

Charlotte photographs everything. From a simple arrangement of flowers at a random resteraunt in France to fancy gardens in Long Island, her eyes are always open she says. And then she scrapbooks her images and draws upon them as inspiration for different rooms she’s decorating. In her new book Charlotte Moss Decorates she has encorporated some of the scrapbook pages; it’s so interesting to see how a creative mind works.

Above is an example of a storyboard/scrapbook entry that was the inspiration for this sitting room:

And here are some more of my favorite rooms she has done. Her choices can be bold. For example, she put a bed right in the middle of the room. And as she said in her talk, “Why not?”!

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Images via The Peak of Chic, All the Best, and Design Intuit

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About Cate

Cate is a former decorating editor of a shelter magazine based in Manhattan, who has recently moved from the Big Apple to Charlottesville with husband and baby. An interior design enthusiast, she enjoys all things aesthetic.
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3 Responses to Charlotte Moss Talk

  1. Stephanie says:

    WOW. Stunning interiors. I love that bedroom and that office / library.

    I like the bit about inspiration. She is a true artist.

  2. Marianne Gum says:

    Thanks for posting this. I love Charlotte Moss. My house looks just like hers… not.
    What a grand time you must have had.

  3. SBR says:

    How fun!! She’s so great. I’m so inspired by the collections of frames.
    And that happens to be a Lee Anderson jacket she’s wearing!

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