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Under the Influence: Inspiration in Design, Lecture by Charlotte Moss

About the Speaker

Since opening her business in 1985, Charlotte has designed private residences and executive suites all over the United States and the Caribbean. In addition to designing interiors, Charlotte Moss' career has included retail stores, celebrated for Charlotte's unique blend of American, European and Classical influences.

Having launched her career on Wall Street, Charlotte has a keen sense for the shifting sands of change, amid all her decorating prowess. Widening her reach in recent years, Charlotte Moss, LLC now brings her signature Flair for Living to consumers worldwide with collections available under license. She has designed fabric and trim for Fabricut, carpeting, sisals and soon-to-be scenic mural wallpapers for Stark Carpet, china for Pickard, and fabrics and wall coverings for Brunschwig & Fils.  Most recently, Charlotte has used her experience culled from twenty-five years of decorating couture homes to design a collection of furniture and upholstery with Century Furniture.  Charlotte’s collection of framed decorative art for Soicher-Marin which launched at the High Point Market this Fall is based in-part on her own photography.

Charlotte’s blog, Tête-A-Tête, appears on her website, along with a photographic blog called C'est Inspiré. In addition, Charlotte reads a number of blogs on a regular basis.

Charlotte is a sought-after speaker, lecturing widely on all the arts of living, and has written eight books to date. Her most recent title, A Visual Life: Scrapbooks, Collages, and Inspirations, was just released. In addition to writing books, she is a Contributing Editor for The Wall Street Journal.

Charlotte’s work has been published in shelter magazines worldwide and she has received numerous awards, including The Timeless Design Award, given by the Royal Oak Foundation, Elle Décor’s VISION AWARD and Traditional Home magazine’s list of the worlds’ Top 20 interior designers. Last May, Charlotte was honored with the Circle of Excellence Award from the International Furnishings & Design Association (IFDA) for the field of interior design.

Charlotte considers her most important work to be her community service and philanthropy. She serves on the Boards of The Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello, The Bone Marrow Foundation and the Advisory Board of The New York School of Interior Design, where she received an Honorary Doctorate Degree. Charlotte is also a member of the Executive Cabinet of The Leaders of Design Council.  Charlotte sits on the Acquisitions Committee at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, acted as Design Co-Chair for the 2012 International Antiques Show in New York as well as a Design Co-Chair for the 2012 Holiday House decorator showhouse, where she designed the master bedroom.

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