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MAY-JUN 2018

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A AFTER A HECTIC WEEK THAT MIGHT ENTAIL A house installation, a presentation on her latest book, and scheming new designs for her various product collections, designer Charlotte Moss pulls into the driveway of her home in East Hampton. In what seems like a New York minute, she kicks off her heels, slips into comfortable clogs, and makes a beeline to the flower room to grab a basket and a pair of clippers. "Before I even go upstairs to unpack my bag, I head straight for the garden," she says. Daisy and Buddy, Moss's faithful Cavalier King Charles spaniels, scamper alongside, as happy as their owner to leave city life behind for fragrant English roses and boxwood, meandering pathways, and plenty of nooks and crannies that demand further investigation. "I stroll the garden to see what's happening and in bloom, and start cutting to make arrangements for the house," says Moss. It's a ritual that signals the weekend has begun. When Moss and her husband, Barry Friedberg, found what they now call Boxwood Terrace, it was a somewhat unremarkable spec house on three sprawling acres that featured virtually no land scaping to speak of, other than a handful of oak trees, a pear allée, and an abundance of arborvitae. "It was the view from the living room window to the back yard that captured me. I imagined what could be," says Moss. Given her much lauded talent for creating interiors that are as beautiful as they are livable, it was no surprise that Moss would ultimately transform the house into a place that felt like home. But it was the idea of the garden to come—the first one of her own— that excited the designer most, a blank canvas where OPPOSITE: Hidcote estate and Nancy Lancaster's Haseley Court, both in the English country side, inspired the color of the moon gate in the kitchen garden. LEFT: Climbing hydrangea scales an oak tree, resulting in a blooming profusion. ABOVE: On the terrace, urns of boxwood flank the door to the living room. M AY/J U N E 2 0 1 8 | 51

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