Winterthur Chic

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Although not typically associated with the trend-setting designs of the 20th century, today the Winterthur Museum in Deleware hosts its third annual design conference Chic It Up—which features a stellar roster of historians and curators, all giving talks on interior design from the 1940s. Among the speakers are: Donald Albrecht, curator at the Museum of the City of New York, on Dorothy Draper’s Greenbrier—the West Virginia resort she decorated after World War II; architectural historian and author Pauline Metcalf on the glamorous style of Syrie Maugham; historian Maggie Lidz on H. Rodney Sharp and his Moorish-Venetian-Spanish house, the Hacienda; and Winterthur’s J. Thomas Savage on DuPont’s collaboration with architect Thomas Waterman. For those that can’t make it to the conference, we offer the slideshow below with some outstanding interiors from these famed designers.

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