House Updates 10 --- Charlotte Moss' Townhouse


From her custom twig wattle front gate to her elaborate backyard terrace, designer Charlotte Moss' 1920's New York brownstone is a delight.

 She has lived there since 2004, which means the house has seen a lot of decor changes over the years. 

Since I'm feeling a bit under the weather this week, it seemed like a perfect time to put up this post full of pretty pictures and enjoy some great before and after shots.

Here's Charlotte's entry circa 2006:

Charlotte put several pieces of her home decor up for auction in 2013, and these fantastic Chinese urns and pedestals were among them.

It seems she moved to a more streamlined look instead, judging by this more recent Christmas photo:

Her living room has had a similar evolution, going from shades of pinks and greens with lots of florals...

to a quieter, slip-covered and tailored space:

You can spot elements in the room that previously lived in her home in East Hampton:

Her library, meanwhile, has gone from a soft peach to a vivid red:

Here's the before and after views from the fireplace wall:

The dining room used to have hand-painted de Gournay wallpaper with matching curtains: 

The walls are now painted to look like faux limestone:

Her study seems to have had the fewest changes since the early 2000's.

These views from 2021 make it seem as if mostly it was the artwork that was changed:

The same appears to be true of the bedrooms below, shown in 2006 and in 2021:

Here is an early view of her lovely raised terrace garden:

This is a more recent view at Christmas, with the trellis supports beautifully wrapped as birch trees:

I discovered some of these befores and afters while working on a post about a 1905 house on the market in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. Any guesses as to which room ended up being my inspiration match for it? Stay tuned to find out! Thanks to Charlotte's beautiful designs, I had plenty of choices.

sources: Cote de Texas, Veranda, Luxe, House Beautiful

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