Rose Cumming and an Ode to the Eccentrics

Rose Cumming and an Ode to the Eccentrics

And in the design world, was there anybody more unpredictable than Rose Cumming? Stories flourish about this power of nature. To start with, there was her abnormal appearance. A powder puff mass of blue hair was the principal intimation that this lady was no contracting violet (or maybe I should state contracting periwinkle). In target="_blank">Legendary Decorators of the Twentieth Century, Mark Hampton composed of the time that Cumming went to a gathering at Sister Parish's home wearing a long splendid green crepe dress that was clamped around her midsection with a gold tieback. Also, in her hair were plastic plant fronds! That is positively a look I couldn't pull off, however I appreciate the exertion nonetheless.

In terms of her work as a decorator, Cumming's look was difficult to characterize. In the book The Finest Rooms, Cumming composed that she loved Gothic, Chippendale, Austrian Baroque, and early Victorian, just to give some examples of the periods she respected. She adored "rich things", birdcages, silk textures, and unadulterated shading. Her abhorrences were as broad as her prefers: fake shafts on roofs; figural backdrop (unless it was a silver paper or old Chinese); and end tables. Goodness, and one end to the other covering as well, unless it was in a bedroom or on a staircase. When Cumming adorned a room, she tended to toss a considerable measure of her preferences into a room, making it a mixture of styles. Yet, unusually it appeared to work. Ordinarily her work was very wonderful, and in any event it was life-changing. In his book, Hampton completed a magnificent activity at portraying this baffling figure. He commented that "her rendition of the truth dislike anybody else's". I surmise that would portray generally noncomformists. They absolutely walk to the beat of their own drummers, yet they likewise have the boldness of their feelings. Maybe there is something that can be gained from Cumming and her kind, plastic plant fronds and all.

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