“No matter how grand the house, it is first and foremost a stage on which real human beings play out their lives.”
FROM THE FORWARD OF
American Splendor: The Residential Architecture of Horace Trumbauer
ASID Interior Design Awards Honorable Mention for a Singular Space (Living Room)
This new house was traditional in its layout characterized by gracefully flowing rooms and lovely vistas. However, it lacked the architectural detail of the stately predecessors it emulated, so a major transformation began. The space was visually heightened by elaborate moldings, the fireplace was embellished with formal ornament, the walls and ceiling were enriched with Venetian plaster, draperies were created in the spirit of haute couture, and antiques and objet d’art all converged to create an atmosphere of refinement.
Dering Hall 9 Living Rooms with Statement Rugs