The Eloquence of Silence
06 . 15 . 14
There have been a lot of articles written about philanthropist, art collector, and avid gardener Bunny Mellon since she passed away this spring at the age of 103. What makes the story The Eloquence of Silence in T magazine today so different is that it was written and photographed by interior designer Charlotte Moss who interviewed Mellon. It also features more photos of the stone library on her farm in Virginia that was designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes and its interior. It housed not only her large collection of antique gardening books but a Rothko, a Dufy, and a painting given to her by Hubert de Givenchy.
Her love of gardening had me thinking about all the beautiful gardens I’ve seen so far in Paris this summer when I came across this quote. “When I first went to Paris, I saw gardens. The French gardens have always been my greatest influence.” I hope someday I have a garden that would make Ms. Mellon proud…and maybe a Dufy too. Might as well dream big.
Photos by Charlotte Moss