20 August 2012

Curtains, Rothschild Style

Baroness Philippe de Rothschild in the garden of her Paris apartment, 1969. Image by Horst P. Horst for Vogue.


One of my longtime design obsessions, Pauline de Rothschild, had grace, intelligence—and quite a way with curtains.

Recently on The Aesthete, my blog at the website of Architectural Digest, I examined an idiosyncratic window treatment she created for her duplex at Albany, the renowned London apartment house. To read it, click here.

10 comments:

The Devoted Classicist said...

What an interesting photo! I am guessing it was taken in the summer when the Paris apartment was closed, and therefore the grass is so tall. Yet the fur coat in such a non-winter scene.

An Aesthete's Lament said...

DC, Actually the long grass was an aspect of le style Pauline—the grass in the garden was allowed to grow long, while the topiary was carefully clipped.

mary said...

Thanks for coming back to your faithful following. You have been greatly missed. Mary

mary said...

I love the Geoffrin curtains--actually quite minimalist. No puddling on the floors which prohibits dogs, cats and children from entering such rooms. Great post. Thanks, once again, for the history/design lesson. Mary

The Ancient said...

AL --

Your AD post includes an exceptionally brilliant bit of detective work! Just stupendous.

Do I remember correctly that the curtains in her Albany bedroom were never really "finished" -- at least insofar as she had originally envisioned them?

Worthington said...

Love the photo. So beautiful.

columnist said...

The Albany drawing room is certainly very different, (the curtains aside), using as it does unexpected colour combinations. How refreshing.

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