|Carolyne Roehm - Veranda|
In my book, Carolyne Roehm can do no wrong. I adore her style. It occurred to me to see whether she had ever had a beach house. Indeed, this was the living room in her former Southampton home.
I was engaged in college to a young man whose family had a summer home in Southampton and I fell in love with that area. Those were the days of Truman Capote and Jackie Rogers there. One day I was sunbathing in Southampton at a posh beach club where a friend belonged and a man came over and said I was one of the most beautiful women he had ever seen and could he do a photo shoot. He introduced himself at Federico Fellini.
I did not believe him and declined, only to see in the local rag the next day that he was in fact in town. I had not thought of that in ages.
At any rate, this living room is stunning. The walls are completely done in Delft tiles. Lots of Chinoiserie - blue and white ginger jars, a Chinese garden stool, and a pagoda chandelier.
I am not usually a fan of purple, but it looks great here. And check out the pair of palm trees. Wow!