Author Pauline Metcalf talks to Ogden Codman Design Group

Feb 25, 2011

Historian, author, and Historic New England Council member Pauline Metcalf gave atalk to members of the Ogden Codman Design Group and guests on February 17.Forty-three attendees enjoyed a visual and audio presentation about the Britishdesigner Syrie Maugham, the subject of Miss Metcalf’s latest publication, Syrie Maugham: Staging the GlamorousInterior.

The talk was held in the library designed by Ogden Codman atthe Hampshire House, located on Beacon Hill in Boston. Guests enjoyed a reception and booksigning following the talk.

In addition to being an interior designer, Syrie Maugham wasa trendsetter, fashion icon, and wife of author W. Somerset Maugham. She popularized the all-white movement ininterior décor of the 1920s and 30s, and is largely credited with influencing thehigh-style trend and Hollywood glamourassociated with the 1930s.

This event was hosted by the Ogden Codman Design Group, aspecial Historic New England membership for design professionals andenthusiasts. Learn more.