Her inspiration came from taking a class on Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group at Oxford, along with her frequent visits to Charleston Farm.
She remembered the details — the black stenciled walls, the hand-painted round table and the chairs designed by Roger Fry — and decided to mimic them in the dining room addition she and her husband built. So she ordered the reproduction chairs and the Biblioteque wallpaper — and went on to create her fantasy room, in two different incarnations.
Here are some other Charleston links of interest:
- Domestic Lives: Forgive Me, Virginia Woolf (nytimes.com)