reporter: Miguel Dominguez
|Charlotte Moss with all of her wonderful stuff to be auctioned in the background.|
All the objects within the premises up until the day of the auction, were part of her collection
At Doyle New York on March 5, a book signing reception celebrated the publication of the new book by Charlotte Moss, A Visual Life: Scrapbooks, Collages, and Inspirations, which was published by Rizzoli in the fall of 2012. The event was arranged to take place within the exhibition of The Charlotte Moss Collection, for Doyle New York was to auction the furniture, decorations and art from the collection two days hence, on March 7.
"I have been collecting and decorating for a long time and the time has come to edit, do some redecorating, and make room for new purchases of my own," commented Charlotte Moss about the upcoming sale.
Charlotte has designed private residences and executive suites all over the United States and the Caribbean since 1985, when she opened her business. Besides designing interiors, Charlotte's career has included retail stores, blending the style of American, European and Classical influences.
Charlotte lectures widely on all the arts of living, and has written eight books to date. In addition to writing books, she frequently contributes to The Wall Street Journal. Charlotte’s blog, Tête-A-Tête, appears on her website, along with a photographic blog called C'est Inspiré.
Having started out on Wall Street, Charlotte has a keen sense for changes in trends. Widening her reach in recent years, Charlotte Moss, LLC now brings her signature Flair for Living to consumers worldwide with collections available under license. She has designed fabric and trim for Fabricut, carpeting, sisals and soon-to-be scenic mural wallpapers for Stark Carpet, china for Pickard, and fabrics and wall coverings for Brunschwig & Fils. Most recently, Charlotte has used her experience culled from twenty-five years of decorating couture homes to design a collection of furniture and upholstery with Century Furniture. Charlotte’s collection of framed decorative art for Soicher-Marin which launched at the High Point Market in the Fall of 2012 is based in-part on her own photography.
|Doyle Chairman/CEO Kathy Doyle with Charlotte|
|With Mario Buatta|
|Here with friend Max Sinsteden|
|Barbara Camp dressed perfectly for her surroundings|
|Sheyla Koture, Mario and Kathy|
|Kathy speaks a few words on the upcoming auction of Charlotte's collection|
|Louis LeB. Webre, Doyle Senior VP of|
Marketing and Media, lends a hand by
holding the book open for my camera
Two previous books authored by Charlotte, A Flair for Living and Charlotte Moss Decorates, were available for sale at Doyle as well
Charlotte’s work has been published in shelter magazines worldwide and she has received numerous awards, including The Timeless Design Award, given by the Royal Oak Foundation, Elle Décor’s VISION AWARD and Traditional Home magazine’s list of the worlds’ Top 20 interior designers. Last May, Charlotte was honored with the Circle of Excellence Award from the International Furnishings & Design Association (IFDA) for the field of interior design.
Charlotte considers her most important work to be her community service and philanthropy. She serves on the Boards of The Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello, The Bone Marrow Foundation and the Advisory Board of The New York School of Interior Design, where she received an Honorary Doctorate Degree. Charlotte is also a member of the Executive Cabinet of The Leaders of Design Council. Charlotte sits on the Acquisitions Committee at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. In 2012 Charlotte was a Design Co-Chair for the International Antiques Show in New York, as well as a Design Co-Chair for the Holiday House decorator showhouse, where she designed the master bedroom.