Interior Design

Charlotte Moss Decorates: The Art of Creating Elegant and Inspired Rooms

The interior designer’s singular vision revealed through an extraordinary collection of her acclaimed rooms. With her inimitable flair for style, Charlotte Moss has led a celebrated career in the interior design world. Recently honored with Elle Decor’s Vision Award, Moss’s design philosophy of "couture living" describes her preference for gracefully curated spaces in which one is meant to live, enjoy, and entertain. Charlotte Moss Decorates affords the reader a glimpse into the methods behind her magic. For each of the rooms featured—from a sumptuous Directoire-style bedroom inspired by the incomparable Pauline de Rothschild to a gentlemen’s billiard room with rich details and a smart tailored feel—Moss breaks down the various stages of her design process, revealing her inspiration and storyboards, as well as sketches and notes she develops for every project. In each chapter, she offers the reader quick "doses" of decorating advice with her signature "Why Not?" decorating maxims. The book also includes Moss’s recommendations for her favorite flowers and fragrances for the final flourish in creating the perfect room. Her interiors, with a nod to both the historical elegance of the past and the modern necessities of today (comfort and livability), are truly sublime spaces. With over 200 sumptuous photographs, Moss graciously invites the reader to be engaged, inspired, and "ready to decorate."

About The Author

Charlotte Moss is a renowned interior designer and author. A trusted voice on design and style, she has authored six books, lectures frequently about her design philosophies, is featured in design and shelter magazines worldwide, and has appeared on national television and radio.

  • Publish Date: March 22, 2011
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: House & Home - Decorating & Furnishings
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • Pages: 224
  • US Price: $50.00
  • CDN Price: $59.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-3369-6


"Charlotte Moss Decorates is an entertaining and insightful read. Packed with more than 200 photographs of sublime interiors, coordinating scrapbooks for each space, as well as an abundant offering of Ms. Moss’ “Why Not?” decorating maxims, it’s impossible not to feel uplifted and inspired after finishing the book. It’s a resource to turn to again and again. We hope you enjoy this interview as much as we did our time talking with Ms. Moss, who exudes great warmth, humor and Southern charm." ~HGTV.COM

"We were lucky enough to snag a review copy and can assure you it is worth the purchase. In the book we are treated to gorgeous photographs of the amazingly layered, perfectly British stylings of this accomplished decorator who has continued to shape the World's interior one room at a time... Moss creates atmosphere, charm, and character like no one else." ~LoftLife Magazine

“Brace yourself. The queen of ‘why not’ approach to decorating spills her trade secrets and methodology… a fan before. An avid fan after reading this.” ~Life in a Venti Cup

"Told through over 200 photographs, scrapbooks and collages for each room, and a whole lot of "Why Not?" decorating suggestions, the book is a terrific decorating resource - one you'll want to turn to again and again. Even if you're not a big fan of her style, the decorating process she and writer Mitchell Owens describe can help anyone come up with an inspired decorating plan."

"Rizzoli presents Charlotte Moss Decorates: The Art of Elegant and Inspired Rooms, by one of the world's most celebrated designers. In this book, Moss reveals the secrets of her 'couture living' philosophy, breaking down her creative process by sharing notes, sketches, and storyboards from some of her signature projects." ~Lonny Mag

"It'a about... saavy at its best, coming in the dynamic form of Ms. Charlotte Moss and her latest book."

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