Although Charlotte Moss's “couture living” design philosophy resonates more with my mother’s décor routine than my own, she really has an appreciation for the small details, which I admire. Moss is an interior designer with a knack for making even the most displeasing, mundane objects seem elegant to the eye. She’s “good to the last drop,” you might say. A Virginia native who now resides in Manhattan, East Hampton, and Aspen, Moss demonstrates a distinct, Old World, Southern charm in her décor, which, as a person who lived for years in the South, I welcome.
In 1985, Moss left an executive post on Wall Street to found her interior design firm, Charlotte Moss & Company. She has designed residential installations throughout the US, written five books, and become a sought-after lecturer. She recently opened the Townhouse, a five-floor home-furnishings store on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Whether or not you can afford her home furnishings, if you can make it to 63rd and Madison, you’ll find her shop to be a great source of inspiration for novice homemakers like many of us, as it is merchandised as if it were her own home. To see some of my favorites from Moss's shop, click the images below.