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Charlotte Moss: Garden Inspirations

Written by Charlotte Moss, Foreword by Barry Friedberg, Contribution by Barbara L. Dixon

  • April 14, 2015
  • Hardcover
  • Gardening - Garden Design
  • Rizzoli
  • 9-1/2 x 12
  • $50.00
  • $50.00
  • 978-0-8478-4477-7

About This Book

Celebrated interior designer and renowned tastemaker Charlotte Moss turns her eye to the garden as a resource for interiors, entertaining, and good living. Charlotte Moss’s greatest muse is the garden, and this book shows the myriad ways the garden provides inspiration every day—indoors and outdoors. Touring readers through her own gardens, Moss offers insights on how to bring the garden into home life—including ideas for elegant flower arrangements from the garden and the table settings and menus they inspire, garden seating for entertaining and relaxing, interior color schemes drawn from nature, and much more. Moss also shares with readers key garden lessons that she has culled from her time spent exploring magnificent gardens around the world, including French and Italian, English and Russian, private and public, and also the gardens of great women, past and present. An extensive resource guide of notable gardens to visit is also included. With this verdant volume, Moss shows us—implores us—that "to behold our own patch of beauty and pleasure" (in Edith Wharton’s words) is not beyond our reach.

About the Author

Charlotte Moss is a designer, author, and philanthropist. She has designed numerous private residences and executive offices in the United States and abroad, collections of carpets, furniture, fabrics, china, and enameled jewelry. She has authored eight books, most recently A Visual Life: Scrapbooks, Collages, and Inspirations. She lectures internationally on the arts of living and is a contributor to House Beautiful magazine.

Reviews

  • "Cultivate a lush coffee table with rich images of interior designer Charlotte Moss's personal gardens in her latest book, Garden Inspirations . . . from Rizzoli." -Harper's Bazaar

    "Charlotte Moss shares her passion for collecting vases and vessels to celebrate her favorite blooms." -House Beautiful

    "An iconic tastemaker, Charlotte explores how scrapbooking has been influential in her life. She features several of her her own scrapbooks along with those of other tastemakers, including Jackie Kennedy. Leave it to Charlotte to make even scrapbooking oh-so-chic!" - Southern Living

    "Dream your way into spring with [one of] this season's new garden and landscape-design books, offering a bounty of glorious images and inspiring ideas." -Architectural Digest

    "In her new book, Garden Inspirations, esteemed designer Charlotte Moss invites readers into her spectacular East Hampton, New York, garden and shares the wisdom she's cultivated over 25 years." -Country Living

    "It’s a beautiful idea, but for those of us living in small apartments in concrete jungles, [creating a garden is] just that: an idea, aspirational at best. Then you flip through the sunny tome and realize that [Charlotte Moss], a designer and T contributor, gives as much consideration to bringing her East Hampton garden indoors, filling inspired vessels with clippings from fruit, flower and herb plants." -New York Times T Magazine

    "According to decorator Charlotte Moss, almost any container can be used to display flowers, and virtually every flower is worth showing off. These pictures, culled from Moss’s new book, Garden Inspirations, are proof positive." - New York Cottages & Gardens 

    "There's a beeline from front door to back yard for Charlotte Moss. The award-winning designer of private residences and executive suites around the world, owner of retail stores and her own line of fabrics, furnitures, and her own fragrance entitled 'Virginia,' among so much more, can't get to her garden fast enough." - Desoto Magazine

    "Charlotte Moss: Garden Inspirations (Rizzoli), her ninth book . . . encapsulat[es] a dominant theme of all her design books - the topic of inspiration." -Array  

    "Charlotte Moss turns her eye to the garden as a resource for interior decorating, entertaining, and lifestyle." -One Kings Lane

    "This gorgeous book offers glimpses not only into Moss' grand, East Hampton garden, but images of the Italian, Russian, French and British gardens that inspire her. [Tricia Foley] has plenty of ideas on how to bring great style to your outdoor space."
    -HGTV
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