Thursday, October 7, 2010

STYLISH SWELLS GATHERED AT LIZ O'BRIEN FOR THE SYRIE MAUGHAM BOOK LAUNCH

Vintage furniture enthusiasts, well - wishers and interior designers gathered at Liz O'Brien's uber chic new gallery space at 306 East 61st Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues to celebrate the launch of a new book from Acanthus Press on Syrie Maugham by Pauline C. Metcalf. Known for her signature all white interior she designed in 1927, Syrie's creativity and inventiveness knew no bounds. If you have not yet been to Liz's new space, you need to go go go there! Vaubel, John Dickenson, and Karl Springer design awaits you.

Flowers arranged a la Constance Spry were out of this world. After I attended the Constance Spry Show in 2004 at London's Design Museum, I never forgot how groundbreaking her circa 1930-40's arrangements were. She took London by storm, arranging the flowers for Queen Elizabeth II's coronation and wrote thirteen practical books on flower design.

Pauline signing books

Another stunning work of art in flowers

More on the book soon. Stay tuned...

1 comment:

Jane K. Schott said...

Everyone covered this party...wish I had been there. Miss Syrie deserved this wonderful tome.