Upstairs Downstairs at The Mount

Continuing on with my Edith Wharton extravaganza, we will visit some of the servant spaces of  The Mount. The service functions of the home were primarily located in the south wing of the house. The ground floor of the house contained the kitchen, scullery, servant’s dining room and the laundry room. The image below shows … Read more

Charlotte and Bunny do Edith proud

Since I started this series of posts on The Mount, I’ve been so excited to share the photos of the Drawing Room and Dining Room, which were decorated in 2002 by Charlotte Moss and Bunny Williams, respectively. These are the only fully decorated rooms in the house currently and while it’s wonderful to be able … Read more

Edith Wharton: Entrance and Galleries

Continuing our tour of The Mount, Edith Wharton’s home in the Berkshires in western Massachusetts, we are now stepping inside to the ground floor entrance hall and main stair. One might expect that this magnificent, classically inspired home would have a grand staircase. However, EW believed that the transition from outside to inside should be … Read more

Happy Birthday, America!

Happy July 4th, America! As I’ve previously written, and tweeted, I’m spending the long July 4th weekend in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. I spent a lovely few hours yesterday afternoon at Edith Wharton’s house, and am very excited to do some in depth posts about this amazing estate, that just one year ago was … Read more