Corrigan's literal centerpiece is a pair of breathtaking silver candelabras from Post's collection, around which he built a French garden scene. "My inspiration was the gardens here at Hillwood," he explains. "I love the greenhouse and the gardens, so I riffed on that using this new wallpaper I designed for Fromental inspired by the gardens at Versailles, handpainted on silk. On the ground I put AstroTurf, and the garden theme continued with my Jardin Français china for Royal Limoges." Corrigan added a personal touch to the tablescape by way of Murano glassware that his grandmother purchased on her Venetian honeymoon. It's the china, of all things, that gives Corrigan's setting the same balance of casual and chic for which Moss aimed: "The best thing about these plates?" Corrigan asks, holding one up with a grin: "They're the first fine china in the world with gold that you can put in the dishwasher and microwave! And I think that’s so important because people have this beautiful china but they never use it because they can’t dishwash it." Marjorie would certainly have been impressed.
Charlotte Moss, Timothy Corrigan, and more create table settings using the tastemaker's treasures