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Novel Interiors


"So she sat on...and half believed herself in Wonderland."

-Lewis Carroll, Alice In Wonderland. 1865.


"Yellow satin could console one for all the miseries of life"

-Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray. 1890.


"I love beautiful things that one can touch and handle. Old brocades, green bronzes, lacquer-work, carved ivories, exquisite surroundings, luxury, pomp—there is much to be got from all these"

-Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray. 1890.


A modern painting, marble Saarinen table, and colored Scandinavian glass hold their own against red lacquered walls. Opposite A red lacquer table attributed to Karl Springer does double duty as desk and cocktail bar.

-Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray. 1890.


"You must make your own life as you would any other work of art."

-Gabriele D'Annunzio, The Child of Pleasure. 1898.


-Jean Cocteau, Les Enfants Terribles. 1929.


A Rectangular sofa punctuated by a pair of circular cushions provides a graphic backdrop for a gold-leaf table by Yves Klein.