14 October 2009

Charlotte Moss

 

moss080519_1_560 The gorgeous back terrace at Charlotte Moss’ NYC apartment.  Look at that lantern!  And the fireplace!  And the dog!

 

Just a reminder – Charlotte Moss visited the Skirted Roundtable last week.  The three of us recorded a new show tonight and I just wanted to let you all know you can still catch the Moss interview HERE in case you missed it.  In fact, all of our past shows are still available at the Skirted Roundtable blog AND on I-Tunes.   As the weeks since the launch of the Skirted Roundtable have added up, so have the shows, of course – and there is a wide range of topics covered.     One day I went back and listened to a few of the old recordings and they sounded fresh to me – so much time had passed by, I could barely remember recording them. 

 

 

my-paris-1-F05-fb Miss Moss shopping in Europe.  How chic is she!?!!

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 The salon in her NYC townhouse.  I think this is my favorite room in her house.  I love the pinks and greens – the painted consoles are to die for!  In the interview, Charlotte more or less admitted she was not going to be changing her decor to the ultra trendy Belgian design any time soon.  That really wasn’t surprising to hear!

Photo courtesy of Newyorksocialdiary.com

 

The Skirted Roundtable Charlotte Moss interview, HERE.

 

As always, thank you so much for listening!!  We can’t tell you how much your support means to all three of us – and I say that from the bottom of my heart.    The new show recorded tonight should be up in just a day or two.

44 comments:

  1. Joni,
    I would love to ask Charlotte Moss some advice to redo my interior! I love her work a lot! Even being a Belgian!

    Greet

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  2. I've been traveling on business this week but before I left I downloaded several skirted rountables. So when I was working from my hotel room I plugged my ipod in to the little speakers and listened to you lovely ladies chat it up while I was working away on my laptop...bliss!
    Thanks so much for all you do.

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  3. I like a woman who knows herself and her style! I'd also like to know who cuts her hair :)

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  4. I could sleep on the back terrace. Too bad it's getting to cold in NY now.

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  5. I *know I'm the only person who thinks this, but every time I see CM, I think "get OVER yourself already!" There's style, and there's caricature, and she's crossed the line (or jumped the shark) a long time ago, in my humble opinion.

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  6. Response to "Thirkellgirl" -- Charlotte Moss is a Lady -- obviously, you don't know the meaning of the word.

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  7. There is nothing unlady like about Thirkellgirl's comment. One should never argue taste. I happen to agree that Moss has an edge that would not be appealing to me, either. First of all, if you can't work with someone whose shoes you don't like or whose napkins aren't linen, then you really do need to get over yourself. Frankly, I could not spend one night in any of the bedrooms of Moss shown in the article at New York Social Diary. She's all about pattern and her interiors do not have a sense of calm or serenity that would appeal to me. Guess I'm not a lady either. I find Moss a bit snarky.
    If I spend that kind of money, it will be with someone I like, good shoes or not!

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  8. Belgian design has it's place, but it cannot be just one room in a house. Belgian style looks best when the total architecture provides the appropriate backdrop for the look. Ina Garten has done a lot to make this look popular by using it in her New York apartment and in her new "barn" in the Hamptons. The "Axel" look doesn't work everywhere.

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  9. Love the console table! I love her chic skirt and jacket in her shopping picture.

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  10. I agree with anonymous!!! I feel a little over protective of Joni and when she enthused about giving her mother Charlotte's book and what a connection they share about the design- all I noticed was Charlotte's slightly snarky comment about the age of Joni's mom!!! Is she just "too cool for school"????? Love her books and her designs!

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  11. Dear Joni,

    I wish I could listen to every SRT! You know I have these four little sweeties, though, and I'm just glad to get to read your posts each day :) That said, I **made** time to listen to Ms. Moss!!! I told Sam who you had on and (being the very sweet and obliging husband that he is remembered her name from rooms I had shown him - he was impressed!!!), so he listened to music and did some laptop work and gave me headphones to listen to you all at about 11pm :)

    It was a GREAT show!

    XO,
    Jacci

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  12. In reference to comments above, I think regardless of your opinion of Ms. Moss' attitude or ego, it is safe to say that is was VERY generous of her to give an interview to SRT. It is *not* socially acceptable to personally slam a SRT guest - especially one that our three dear hostesses enjoyed so much. You can have all the opinions about *style* and *design* that you want, but please show some restraint and do not openly criticize someone that Joni and the other women admire. Would you say these things at a party given in Ms. Moss' honor?

    Negative remarks about someone's personality or character are out of place.

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  13. The comments posted above by me were in no way meant to be an attack on SRT or Joni. This is somewhat of a discussion board, right? As stated above, one should not argue taste, but Moss' personality came through loud and clear in the interview and some of it was not attractive. I certainly hope that the thought police haven't infiltrated this site.

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  14. Now THAT is a terrace!!! I love that she keeps her interior the way SHE prefers it and doesn't go along with a trend...sure looks like is surrounded by the things she loves...looks so cozy and comfy there, yet absolutely gorgeous! I loved listening and learning from her on the Skirted Round Table... great interview!

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  15. I just want to say that I absolutely LOVE your blog. I read it daily for yummy eye candy and I find myself day dreaming about these wonderful homes and designs.
    You're an inspiration!
    Thank you.
    ~ Calu

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  16. I think that regardless of what a person's tastes or style preferences, it is great to be able to hear a wide range of thoughts and to get a feel for the personality, pleasing or not. Likewise with any comments.

    And as generous as it was for Ms.Moss to give of her time, you can be sure that she is an extremely smart business person and she would not be doing it if she were not benefiting from it. This will certainly increase her book sales.

    I'm just glad to be able to listen and catch up on some of the previous recordings with my new iphone... so that I don't go over on my internet usage!

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  17. Joni, I have not listened to the interview with Charlotte Moss yet and after reading all of the above remarks I am on my way there. I know nothing of Ms. Moss's personality but the quality of her design is wonderful. For those that love design and study it they should be able to appreciate any room if it is done well. I think in all well designed rooms there are elements in each room that we can study. I think if we limit ourselves to only looking closely at a room we would design ourselves because of our own taste we limit our learning curve. Design is a form of an individuals expression but it is also a form of art to learn from. Now I must go and listen to this discussion. Kathysue

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  18. I just finished listening to the interview and I can not even relate to the negative comments above. It is like I was listening to a different interview. I found Ms Moss to be nothing but down to earth, authentic and genuine. It was informative , inspiring and a pleasure to listen too. After reading some of the above comments I was expecting something totally different. I loved it and I have a new found admiration for Ms Moss. Great Job Joni!, Kathysue

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  19. Hi Joni! Thanks for the reminder... I hadn't listened yet so sat down with all of your and Ms Moss over lunch and absolutely loved it. So much great info and insights from her and you were so starstruck... I think I heard you hyperventilating! What a fantastic and fun opportunity... for you and for us! Thanks!

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  20. I could spend some time in that garden

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  21. Hi Joni, getting ready to go over and listen. I have loved Charlotte Moss forever. She is a strong personality for sure, but she has a right to be; she's at the top. I've had a post in the hopper for a long time which includes her. I think I'll finish it now as a follow-up to the SRT. Thanks for all you girls do for the design world.

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  22. Just wanted you to know that i linked to your blog today because I uploaded on of your photos. Great blog. I also recently mentioned Charlotte Moss. Love that shopping photo of her that you posted. No it doesn't get any chicer. If you want to check out my blog , it is at www.decorartsnow.com

    Thanks and kind regards,

    Lynn Byrne

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  23. Thanks everyone!!!
    Jacci = glad you got to listen. don't worry about the comments - everyone is entitled to say how they feel here, i don't moderate the comments. let the good ones balance the negative ones. That said - it's just a little embarrassing to have people leave remarks about a guest. Talk as bad as you want about me, but I just hope charlotte doesn't read this!!!

    - she is such a stellar talent and her charity work is unreal - she is truly a giving person. And we couldn't be more thrilled she took the time to talk to us and all of you!

    As for the "mother" remark - Linda said she took it to mean - "God, am I that old already - appealing to the older generation" - not as a swipe against my own mom. but thanks for sticking up for me. You are all always so nice, it just amazes me, truly it does.

    And Anon - yes, this IS an open forum. feel free to let it all out. I hate blogs that moderate. I always wonder what they are hiding???? :)

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  24. I always anxiously await all the Skirted Roundtable's. I really enjoyed Charlotte's interview. Love this room too Joni, especially love the mirror!

    Ruthie

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  25. Actually, just to clarify what Joni said, I took Charlotte's comment to be a self-deprecating one about being around long enough to be multi-generational. It didn't feel to me to be a swipe at Joni's mom or her Mom's age. I think CW would have made the same comment had Joni said she and her daughter bonded over her books. Anyway, just my opinion. I do appreciate all the positive support of us from everyone!!

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  26. I thought the interview with Ms. Moss was wonderful. As someone that is studying to become a interior designer, it's great to be able to listen and learn from someone m
    that is well respected in the industry.

    I really thank Joni, Linda, and Megan for creating The Skirted Roundtable because I've learned so much from their conversations and interviews. Discovering Cote de Texas and the Roundtable really gave me the assurance that interior design is what I was meant to do
    and the ladies have reignited my passion for design.

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  27. Could a pagoda be anymore perfect? This does make me a little envious! Thanks, once more for the wonderful photos.

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  28. I was just catching up on The Skirted Roundtable tonight and wanted to let you know how very much I enjoyed this interview...as I always do, I love what you guys, well ladies, do with your podcasts, thank you! I' officially a Rountable "junkie", Lol.

    Best,
    Jaime

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  29. She is amazing; I wonder how she was able to come up with that gorgeous terrace. I just love its color, the design, everything about the terrace.

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  30. I'm so glad to hear she has a fabric line coming out for Fabricut.

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  31. .....and her hair is fabulous and her outfit is adorable! Joni has always been her #1 fan, after speaking with her, I'm a close second. A really amazing role model.

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  32. .....and her hair is fabulous and her outfit is adorable! Joni has always been her #1 fan, after speaking with her, I'm a close second. A really amazing role model.

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  33. She is seriously an all around amazing woman, isn't she? Everything she touches seems to to turn in to pure fabulousness. Great interview by the way!

    xo Katherine aka. Urban Flea :)
    http://www.urbanfleadesign.net

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  34. "I hate blogs that moderate. I always wonder what they are hiding????"

    You'll have to ask Linda and Megan.

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  35. Love the sofa! http://www.teatimeconsultants.blogspot.com

    Thank you Ladies.

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  36. Joni, you're so gracious. I just hate for you to have to be embarassed on account of your readers. I'm all for open conversation, but I guess (even at only 33) I'm also all for old-fashioned *courtesy*. Certainly there is a away to express opinions and thoughts while still considering others. Frankness is good, but tact is necessary, too.

    Thanks again, Joni! :)

    Jacci

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  37. first, i was reading the most recent elle decor and they featured charlotte moss - first person i thought about was you.

    second, keep up the good work! i do really love your blog. i love how you love what you do, you take the time to educate others, and you have such grace about it {yet you keep enough of the personality flowing which makes it enjoyable :)}

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  38. its' been driving me crazy that I haven't been able to listen to this recording!!! it won't play on my computer!!! arggggggg

    going to try again today.

    xoxo

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  39. I think CM should move on. Enough with the excessive ornamentation of the baroque. For God's sake renaissance was from the 1400's to 1600's hundreds. Don't people notice that? This room in her NYC apartment is from a museum or what? Pay attention to the accessories in the room and the horrific pillows, soo overly done. Good style evolves with the time. I dislike designers who are nothing but lucky, always doing the same thing over and over again yet still getting publicity. Anyone can do what she does. It's a matter of opening history books or very old magazines and copy what you see. There is no creativity in her style.

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  40. Joni, I think that Charoltte Moss is not only one of the most talented designers around, but you're right, she's so beautiful and elegant. One of the great regrets I have is that I was never able to visit her shop in NYC. From all of the pictures I saw in articles, I can't imagine how wonderful that shop must have been. Shiny objects galore! :-)

    Love her NYC terrace, but I am wildly in love with her winter home that she featured in her book on that topic. What an amazing place. I curled up with it just the other night. Her superb attention to detail is what amazes me so.

    I look forward to hearing the interview with her. THANKS!

    Love to you...

    XO,

    Sheila

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  41. Joni, I think that Charoltte Moss is not only one of the most talented designers around, but you're right, she's so beautiful and elegant. One of the great regrets I have is that I was never able to visit her shop in NYC. From all of the pictures I saw in articles, I can't imagine how wonderful that shop must have been. Shiny objects galore! :-)

    Love her NYC terrace, but I am wildly in love with her winter home that she featured in her book on that topic. What an amazing place. I curled up with it just the other night. Her superb attention to detail is what amazes me so.

    I look forward to hearing the interview with her. THANKS!

    Love to you...

    XO,

    Sheila

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  42. Somehow, I posted twice. Make that THREE times with this! Technology! Yea, blame it on technology. ;-)

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