"An eye-catching antique corner settee is placed for waiting guests outside Draper's Café. The unique piece is painted with white lacquer trimmed in gold leaf. One of the white-plaster monkey wall sconces frolics happily on the banana-and grape-leaf wall covering."
Mr. Color, by Carleton Varney (Amazon)
This story is excerpted from Mr. Color: The Greenbrier and Other Decorating Adventures (Shannongrove Press, $95), by Carleton Varney, and is reprinted here with permission.
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE
American Glory at the Greenbriar (FATHOM Postcard)