Design lovers everywhere should ready themselves for a real treat, as this April Rizzoli releases P. Gaye Tapp's "How They Decorated: Inspiration from Great Women of the Twentieth Century." Peaking past the curtains and into the homes of the most discerning aesthetic icons of their time, from Babe Paley and Elsa Schiaparelli to Bunny Mellon and Mona von Bismarck, the book straddles styles, eras, and tastes for an interior journey anchored in a certain, je-ne-sais-quois sense of refinement.
Alongside features on apartments and manors drenched in opulence and a detail loving eye for design sits Georgia O'Keeffe's Ghost Ranch. Her "desert nirvana" posted up near the Native American village of Abiquiu, New Mexico. One look at this adobe home, and without even knowing that Georgia O'Keeffe lived there, you know that Georgia O'Keeffe lived there. Animal skins, Native American rugs, adobe hassocks, geometric patterns nested neatly into a palette of neutrals, still life versions of her famous paintings.
Flip through for an inside look at the mother of modernism's haven of inspiration!