April 11, 2011

Decorator Thomas Jayne to discuss rooms by collectors

Thomas Jayne, one of the country’s best-known decorators and scholars of American design, will discuss rooms by collectors—whether they be of furniture, art or unusual objects, and the particular trials and triumphs involved with decorating around them—in the second of three talks that are part of The House Beautiful lecture series presented by the university’s Evergreen Museum & Library.

The event will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, in the museum’s Bakst Theatre.

Jayne will present some exceptional examples from his recent book, The Finest Rooms in America: 50 Influential Interiors From the 18th Century to the Present, and explain the genius behind them. Among them are Henry Sleeper’s Beauport, Henry DuPont’s Chinese parlor at Winterthur and Albert Hadley’s sitting room in New York. Jayne will discuss some of the guiding principles behind the rooms and how they can serve as inspiration.

Guests are invited to a reception and book signing after the talk. Tickets are $20, $15 for members and full-time students with valid ID. To purchase tickets, go to www
.brownpapertickets.com/event/157391. For more information, call 410-516-0341.