Gloria Vanderbilt has done a room for the 2009 Kips Bay Decorator Show House in New York.
She has recreated the bedroom she had at age sixteen.
It's a fascinating read in today's New York Times HERE
There is one thing that puzzles me: Why do so many writers describe the Swedish Mora/Moro clock as a Swedish grandfather clock?
We love Gloria, who always has a child like approach to decorating, and in the art work she creates.
Her signature style of the exuberant use of pattern and color gives her design work energy and verve.
Do you remember your favorite bedroom as a child?
Mine was one my mother decorated for me when I was around nine or ten years old.
The walls were pale pink, the ceiling silver. One accent wall had wallpaper with ballet shoes printed on it. It had a white background with pink and yellow and turquoise in the print.
I had a canopy bed all tricked out with sheer white ruffles.
The curtains were crisscrossed organdy Priscillas that blew ever so gently when a summer breeze caught them.
I had a four foot long ballet barre attached to a wall with a full length mirror behind it.
I also had a portable TV, a big deal then. It was pale yellow.
There was also a silver dresser, a white desk with a white antique ice cream parlor chair, and a skirted vanity and skirted bench in the same print as the wallpaper.
Mama could decorate!
I have often thought of recreating this room, much in the same way GV recreated hers.