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?”!