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A Debt to Inspiration: On the Occasion of the 25th Anniversary of Jayne Design Studio

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as honorary chair and deliver the keynote lecture at the 2015 Delaware Antiques Show, benefiting one of this country’s most important  cultural institutions. It is especially gratifying to me, a graduate … Continue reading

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Back of the House and Beyond: The Millionaire’s Household, 1900–1942

For a number of years, Maggie Lidz, Winterthur’s recently retired estate historian, and I have been working on a book that takes an in-depth look at the rarely explored spaces in large American houses and estates.  It has taken a … Continue reading

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Honoring H. F. du Pont and His Lasting Influence

During this, the 25th anniversary year of Jayne Design Studio, Winterthur Fellow and Delaware Antiques Show keynote speaker Thomas Jayne and filmmaker Simon Blake have collaborated to honor Henry Francis du Pont and his extraordinary vision for Winterthur Museum. In … Continue reading

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Decorator Showhouse Inspiration and Design

The 2013 Oxford Arts Alliance Decorator Showhouse and Gardens opened October 4 in Westover Hills, on the outskirts of Wilmington, with a well-attended Gala Preview Party the evening before. The 1927 Tudor-style house at 1106 Hopeton Road, just a few … Continue reading

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Smoke & Mirrors: Modern Chic

The seventh annual Winterthur Design Conference, on September 21 and 22, focuses on 20th-century interiors and use of shadow, reflection, and mystery as a source of inspiration. It’s not too late to join us on Saturday for a dynamic day … Continue reading

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Green: One of the Prettiest Colors There Is

“I think color is the thing that really counts more than any other,” said Henry Francis du Pont in reflecting on his approach to decorating long after Winterthur had opened as a museum. Color is the most important characteristic of … Continue reading

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How Camelot Got Designed: Jackie Kennedy’s Visit to Winterthur

Maggie Lidz is Winterthur’s estate historian and curator of garden objects. She collects 1950s and ’60s interior design books and is especially interested in 20th-century flower arranging. May 8, 1961, was a historic day at Winterthur. The museum’s founder, Henry Francis du … Continue reading

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