Here she is with her daughter Gabrielle (from her first marriage), in the Main House and Pavilion.
Here is a site plan of the property, displaying all the houses she owns within her estate. Must be nice! One day...
The middle one is my fav!
*Above left: Forest Floor by Angela Adams
The 3-D topography of Forest Floor’s earthy design features moss, rocks, star-shaped plants and soil. Part of the Birds and the Bees line, which Adams describes as “a tribute to Mother Nature,” the rug is complemented by colourful tables and chairs and a wall tapestry. http://www.angelaadams.com/
*Middle: Prayer by Amy Helfand
Brooklyn artist Helfand found the inspiration for her Devotion series in Nepal while overseeing the production of her rugs. After visiting numerous shrines and temples and coming across Tibetan prayer flags, she set to work translating these visuals into a collection. Prayer’s abstract pattern is available in a standard size of 2.4 by three metres as well as custom dimensions. http://www.amyhelfand.com/
*Right: Fire Island by Emma Gardner
Gardner’s inspiration for this rug came after finding a seashell on the beach. Hand knotted in shimmery Chinese silk and Tibetan wool, the rug comes in three sizes in a pale shell or blue-green palette, as well as custom colours and sizes. All of Gardner’s designs are guaranteed for life. http://www.emmagardnerdesign.com/
***For more info or another rug maker please check http://www.juditgueth.com/ we carry her line at my workplace (Roomy Home Interiors), she also designs wall paper. Here are one of my fav's by Judit
*Japanese Architecture and Interiors:
Contains rows of columns infilled with thin rice paper movable panels, mainly because there are no hallways. Framing is orthogonal (vertical and horizontal) or known as post and lintel like Greek and Chinese architecture. Graceful curves are introduced in column outlines, rafters, roof brackets, and great overhanging roofs.
The wood construction is incapable of long spans, meaning the buildings include repetitions of bays that are in odd numbers like 3, 5 and 7.
The chief element of the exterior wall is called the shoji, a sliding panel made of light wood lattice with panels of translucent paper, functioning either as a door or window. This was often covered a sturdier sliding wood shutter called a amado.
Katsura Imperial Palace: is made up of 3 main buildings: Old Shoin (below), Middle Shoin and New Shoin, located in Kyoto, Japan around 1615 AD. Known for their gardens and teahouses. Katsura was once owned by the princes of the Edo period (Hachijo-no-miya family).
Interior of Old Shoin: reception room with fusuma (movable screens) above them are panels of open wood lattice. The slightly raised niche is called a tokonoma for flower arrangements, scrolls, or other works of art.