September 12, 2013

Russell Page and a Babe

To us dirt-under-the-fingernails types this Long Island garden is a Russell Page design. To the fashion world it’s Babe Paley’s garden. For everyone else it’s how the wealthy lived in the 70s. Click on over and enjoy the old Architectural Digest spread revived for us all by The Peak of ChicĀ®—and be sure to read the comments there for horticultural and just plain cultural insights.

Daily Mail—-Not the typical meaning of a moon garden.



The Peak of Chic says:

Thanks for the mention!

You make an interesting point that to many, the Russell Page connection is more impressive than that of Babe Paley.  I’m sure that’s very true!  I think that it’s high time that I learn more about Page.

Posted on September 12, 2013 at 8:32 am.

Charlotte @Dirt du jour says:

Peak of Chic, Probably the only way many in this group know about Babe Paley is if someone named a rose after her. As for design, many say that garden design is the most challenging art form since the materials are constantly growing and changing. It’s always a pleasure to feature your beautiful and thoughtful posts!

Posted on September 12, 2013 at 10:17 pm.

Diane C says:

How nice it must have been to have that much money to plant a garden like that!  Barring that, I do love my yard because it abuts a park and I have a lovely view of THEIR pond…lol!

Posted on September 15, 2013 at 6:20 pm.

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