These women were truly fascinating, larger-than-life and great sources of inspiration both from a fashion and entertaining perspective. One of the lovely ladies featured in the book happens to be Elsie de Wolfe, described as the first lady of interior design. Known as The Chintz Lady, her originality and unique sense of style led to ideas such as mirrored walls, leopard print accents and extravagant table settings - things that just simply weren't done before Elsie.
The key takeaway from her designs? Take a risk and try something new! Experiment with bold prints, incorporate some of the design elements you've been reading about or take a stab at refinishing a flea market find you think could have potential. You won't know if it works until you give it a try.
Here are some examples of the stunning rooms she's best known for.