Thomas Jayne and the Classical Principles of Modern Design at Boscobel, May 18

  |  May 11, 2018

Garrison’s Boscobel House and Gardens welcomes renowned designer Thomas Jayne on Friday, May 18th, 6:30pm…

Jayne will be lecturing on his recent book entitled Classical Principles for Modern Design – Lessons learned from Edith Wharton and Ogden Codman’s The Decoration of Houses (Monacelli Press, 2018).

Long-regarded as the definitive guidebook to interior decoration, Wharton and Codman’s c.1897 book can be found here, just in case you’re planning to do your homework before Jayne’s lecture. His book illuminates how Wharton and Codman’s principles achieve simplicity and balance, and how those principles translate to interior design in 2018.


Jayne will be utilizing his own projects, which you can see more of on the Jayne Design Studio website, to exemplify how he employs Wharton and Codman’s guidelines. Many of those projects are located in the Hudson Valley.

Historic Hudson Valley offices, Tarrytown

Tickets for Boscobel members, students, and practicing designers cost $15. Non-members pay $25. Hey, there’s a good reason to go ahead and become a Boscobel member.

Boscobel House and Gardens is located at 1601 Route 9D, Garrison. For more information, call 845-265-3638 or visit


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