Monday, October 14, 2013
Marie Warren and Michael Greer
Marie Warren is not only one of the grandes dames of Atlanta decorating, but she is also a neighbor of mine. Everybody knows Marie and respects her decades-long contribution to the Atlanta design community, so it was only natural that she be featured in the debut issue of Milieu.
Milieu's article included Marie's thoughts and opinions on decorating, but what really struck a chord with me was her emphasis on the importance of being familiar with the work of other designers, especially past greats like Sister Parish and Dorothy Draper. "The people I work with are aware of the work of the designers of the twentieth century," said Marie. That is obviously music to my ears. And one design great who got honorable mention by Marie was the late Michael Greer, someone who Marie deemed "my personal favorite".
So, in honor of both Marie and Michael Greer, I thought that I would show just a few photos from Greer's classic design tome, Inside Design. This book, a personal favorite of mine, is also a favorite of Marie, who says that she refers to it often. That's high praise indeed.
Photo of Marie Warren and quotations from Milieu, Fall 2013, written by Timothy E. Revis, David Schilling photographer.