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Harald Sohlberg (Norwegian, 1869-1935), Ripe Fields, 1891-98.
Oil on canvas, 73 x 116 cm.
“Listen to me. I will spill my insides for you once only. We were three—I am the green, the
growing, the day. I loved the moon, the silver night, and he loved the sunshine, fierce and hot, and she
loved me because the sun must love the day. And the sun and I stood in a valley of stone and faced
death, because we wanted to spare the night, who had suffered a thousand deaths already, and we didn't
want him to bleed any more. But he would not allow it. He swooped from the sky and clenched death
in both hands, and we wore his blood like skin.”
― Amy Lane, Wounded
Mobili Opéra by Sgn Collection from Italy
Stripes of Benjamin Moore white and blue paints enliven a daughter’s bedroom in a California home; the curtains are trimmed with a Samuel & Sons border, and an Alan Campbell pattern covers the chairs, ottoman, and bench.
Tinus van Doorn (Dutch, 1905-1940), Self Portrait with Gerrit the Squirrel, 1937.
Oil on canvas, 185 x 125 cm.
A bluestone walkway leads through the flower garden of the Millbrook, New York, weekend home of architect Peter Pennoyer and designer Katie Ridder. The Greek Revival building was conceived by Pennoyer and decorated by Ridder.
“Happiness is an undercurrent of sensitivity and leads a surreptitious life: it is an internal eventuality. We can feel it in stillness and it stands the test of time. Joy is an eruption of cheerful moments and we want to express it: it is an external eventuality. We might shout it out, as it conveys a dynamic of fleeting instants. Joy gives voice to “en-joy-ment”. ("The grass was greener over there")”
― Erik Pevernagie
Painted in a custom-blended Benjamin Moore green, the master bedroom of a Manhattan apartment is graced by a 19th-century French wallpaper panel; behind the bespoke Avery Boardman daybed hangs a circa-1940 William Malherbe portrait of the homeowner's mother.
A balustraded portico welcomes visitors to the mansion at Castleton Lyons, the Kentucky horse farm of Ryanair founder Tony Ryan. "The grand Ionic columns affirm the importance of the Greek Revival structure," says Tiggy Butler, who designed the interiors.