I happened to come across this wonderful book by way of 1stdibs. In it, author and interior designer, Thomas Jayne celebrates 50 exceptional interiors in "The Finest Rooms in America (The Monacelli Press, $50). The diverse mix includes the marble-paneled dressing room at Vizcaya, Mark Twain’s ornate Victorian library, the Chinese parlor at Winterthur, and Rose Tarlow’s tailored living room.
Here is a peak at some of the fabulous rooms.
Outdoor room in the Frances Brody House, Los Angeles. Decorated by Billy Haines.
The dining room in Robert Couturier's South Kent, Connecticut, house. I was just amazed as to how much the mirror over the mantle resembles one of my very favorite mirrors in my antique collection (presently in my showroom in New York). Take a look.
Antique Italian Giltwood Mirror, 1stdibs.
Bunny Williams and John Rosselli's Great Room, Falls Village, Connecticut. Bunny Williams, decorator.
Dressing room, Vizcaya Villa, Miami, Florida. Paul Chalfin, designer.
All images from The Finest Rooms in America: 50 Influential Interiors from the 18th Century to the Present by Thomas Jayne (The Monacelli Press, 2010)