As man’s (and gal’s) loyal best friend dogs have a special place in our hearts and homes.  I spotted this interior the other day and the dog leapt off the page, for he is an heirloom dog whose presence in this space  is not only visual, it is personal.

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John Andrews inherited this painting from Woodson Taulbée who was given it by Billy Baldwin, for me it perfectly illustrates the Billy Baldwin interiors maxim:  Nothing and I mean nothing, is interesting unless it is PERSONAL. 

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Billy Baldwin home picture of dogsand in his master’s house, the late, great Billy Baldwin.

All of which made me think again about what I love in my home, why, the stories behind pieces and what I really want to live with, time for a final maxim: Buy less, choose well …and don’t forget to tell your loved ones how you LOVE that painting/trunk/string of pearls.

John Andrew’s interior from ‘Decorate Fearlessly’ by Susanna Salk, thank you Lizzie.

Other images from A Decorative Affair, the series of   Billy Baldwin Lectures, 1,2,3 and of course 4: Billy Baldwin Gets Personal.

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