So many where do I start? Anything from John Sloane, Billy Baldwin always, Jean Michel Frank, this is just the tip of the iceberg! I am constantly inspired and influenced. I am just back from London where I viewed the exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum, “Surreal Things: Surrealism and Design.” Surrealism was one of the most influential movements of the 20th century and had a profound impact on interiors, e.g Leonor Fini, Dali, Jean Michel Frank, Emilo Terry, the architect Edward James, and Meret Oppenheim. I could go on and on...
A 1960’s living room designed by Billy Baldwin. (January 2000)
“Beaupont” in Gloucester, Massachusetts, put together by Henry Sleeper, with friend Henry Francis Dupont.
Beauport, also called the Sleeper-McCann house.
The Modern Restaurant at MoMA, La Scala in Milan.
The entrance at The Modern restaurant at MoMA ( hemodernnycom ).
The “Maison de Verre” of Pierre Chareau in Paris.
The study of Maison de Verre in Paris.
My favorite interiors include those decorated by Mongiardion, Madelaine Castaigne, the châteaux and apartments by Lillian Williams and my own interiors that I have designed throughout the past thirty some odd years.
Burns’ own New York apartment, which evokes a Tuscan villa. (April 1999)
Anything by Thomas Britt, Valerian Rybar, Thad Hayes and Billy Haines.
The living room of a Hamptons house designed by Thad Hayes. ( January 2005 )
Bill Blass’s New York City apartment, Givenchy de Particulaire, Library at Château de Groussay, John Soane’s Breakfast Room, Versailles’ Hall of Mirrors and Schloss Charlottenhof.
The Library at Château de Groussay. It is comprised of two levels linked by a pair of spiral staircases and features Beistegui’s eclectic collection of paintings as well as books relating to the arts. (October 1999).
Penny Drue Baird
My favorite interiors include the Coco Chanel Suite at The Ritz, Jacquemart-André museum, the Chrysler Building lobby and the second floor of Ladurée on rue Jacob.
The Coco Chanel Suite at The Hotel Ritz, Paris.