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An Evolution of Style: Legendary Ladies

Elsie de Wolfe, Syrie Maugham, and Rose Cumming

sc00095d4dRose Cumming’s bedroom by Jeremiah Goodman


Back when our profession didn’t officially exist three vivacious ladies broke ground each in their own right and made design history – legendary ladies indeed!

They rebelled against the stodgy, old fogey and overstuffed interiors of the late 19th century and cleared out the overwrought – in favor of a light, feminine approach to interiors.  Each brought a signature philosophy to decorating and would stand their ground to fight for what they believed in.  They were in no way push overs and were committed to their visions of how best to live and entertain.  As arbiters of style, each reigned supreme in splendor and élan.

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