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Chic at Charlotte’s

by habituallychic

10 . 04 . 13
Yesterday morning I had the pleasure of attending an intimate breakfast in the very chic courtyard of the home of interior designer Charlotte Moss.  She was tasked with guest editing the November issue of House Beautiful magazine and chose the theme of “The Arts of Living.” I can attest from the preview that it is a match made in heaven.  The jumping off point was the thought “what happens when the decorating is done?” How do you live in your house and entertain? I loved a story Newell Turner, editor in chief of the Hearst Design Group, of how Charlotte makes her clients commit to a party after their design project.  It means that you can’t put off entertaining because you’re missing two last cushions or something else you think you need in order to invite people into your home. Makes me wish that I had scheduled my own cocktail party after a video shoot in my apartment this week while all my magazines were safely hidden in my closet and my apartment was full of flowers.  The November 2013 issue of House Beautiful guest edited by Charlotte Moss should be in your mailbox and on newsstands soon. 
Bon weekend! 

House Beautiful editor Shax Reigler, Charlotte Moss, and Hearst Design Group editor in chief, Newell Turner.

Charlotte discussing a story on Monticello that is reason enough to pick up this issue. Charlotte is a trustee of The Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello so she has access to parts of the home not usually open to the public. 

Charlotte’s beautiful courtyard. 

 Charlotte via New York Magazine.

Charlotte via Domino
Photo via New York Magazine.

A look at the beautiful shutters on the back of Charlotte’s home. 
All photos by me except where otherwise noted. 

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  1. Karena Albert October 4, 2013 | 2:04 pm

    Charlotte has the best taste and has so much fun designing with her clients.I will look forward to the magazine release!

    Art by Karena

  2. ArchitectDesign™ October 4, 2013 | 2:56 pm

    Fun event -can’t wait to see the article 🙂 Such a good idea to pre-plan the party or it will never happen!

  3. always chic October 4, 2013 | 3:35 pm

    Looking forward to the November issue. Charlotte Moss exudes chic taste and style. She is the Gran Dame of American decor. Her beautiful books have adorned my book shelves for years and remain a constant source of design inspiration!
    HC..thanks for the inside pics!

  4. Lauren October 4, 2013 | 6:23 pm

    That looks like such a fun event! I love the brick patio and the photos are beautiful!


  5. Linda @ DesignInMyView October 4, 2013 | 8:41 pm

    I understand that when one has Charlotte Moss design an interior she wants to have every last detail included down to table linens, china, etc.. It’s that extra effort she gives that makes her designs so welcoming. What a gift.

    For this first party I bet she’ll help with the menu planning too!

  6. Alie October 4, 2013 | 10:08 pm

    My gosh – I have seen the courtyard and her work before of course – have her books even. But once again I am in awe of the beauty. How I would have loved to be there too. Thanks for the heads up on the issue. It will of course be a keeper.

  7. Sissym Mascarenhas October 5, 2013 | 4:51 pm

    Charlotte Moss exudes chic taste and style, it looks like such a awesome event. I went to follow the news of your site and always find gorgeous posts. Congratulations!


  8. penelopebianchi October 6, 2013 | 6:37 am

    Charlotte has been an idol since I wandered into her shop on MADISON 40 years ago! YIKES!!! (she sold me a pillow!!)

    I adore her house……I also adore Newell Turner who oversaw the House Beautiful shoot of our house we built……that made all my dreams come true!

    (I was so thrilled and loved his promotion to “editor in chief of design magazines” at Conde Nast!


    What a lovely house in New York! Another one in Aspen! and another in East Hampton! What great houses we can learn so much from!

    and she shares her knowledge and what she has learned! I find that wonderful and rare!

    thank you Charlotte!!!