Madame de Rothschild made a second appearance at the table of designer and author P. Gaye Tapp. Dubbed "Le Style Pauline," Tapp's tablescape juxtaposes Post's Chinese export porcelain with modern flatware and glasses. North Carolina–based Tapp is well positioned to speculate on the entertaining style of such stylish women; she's the author of How They Decorated: Inspiration from Great Women of the Twentieth Century (Rizzoli, $55). "It’s only natural that I turn to her legendary Grand Mouton tablescapes for The Artistic Table inspiration," Tapp explains. "Pauline de Rothschild needed look no further than the exquisitely framed eighteenth-century Chinese painted panels in her Mouton bedroom. Those panels might come to life on her table landscapes — petite orchards of wild cherry, or a small forest of branches in cache-pot. My table also takes its cues from those panels and the taxidermy birds de Rothschild had in her bedroom." Tapp enlisted decorative painter Jimmie Henslee to interpret de Rothschild's panels as a mural behind her table.
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