When I speak to groups, I often say—be inspired but don't copy.
So—with that in mind...
I thought I'd share a few of my picks for each of the women in posts this month.
Bunny Mellon was noted for her confidence— in the choices she made for rooms, gardens, art, etc. It all came down to what she loved most—everything she touched was guided by her love for Nature, and Pure Lines (not to be mistaken for Simplicity).
Her husband Paul Mellon said, "Everything she does in life—her reading, her architecture, her love of pictures—is related in one way or another to this one main interest. To me, that is a very lucky thing for a person to have." Nowhere was this love more evident than her Oak Spring Farm house in Virginia.
Cowtan & Tout's Honeysuckle
Charlotte Moss's Grenoble for Fabricut
Lisa Fine's Chiara above, and Baroda II below
Charlotte Moss's Ferrera for Fabricut
Schumacher's Citrus Garden
Lee Jofa's Pelham Stripe