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Water color painting - interior room commission and Decorating book

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Watercolour - commissioned room rendering in watercolour measuring 10 x 14"

Mita Corsini Bland, an Aiglon alumna, has focused on watercolors and painting interiors. Her clients have included decorators Veere Grenney,  Miles Redd, Alex Papachristidis, and Mario Buatta as well as private clients such as Michael Bloomberg.  For several years she did the illustrations for Bruschwig & Fils'  wallpaper book. Her illustrations have apeared in magazines, House Beautiful, Town & Country.  She illustrated   Sister Parish Design: on Decorating by Susan Crater and Libby Cameron (St. Martin’s Press, 2009).

Mita was born in New York and raised outside of Florence, Italy.  She attended Aiglon College in Switzerland, and  graduated from Wheaton College, Massachusetts with a BA in Art History and minor in Anthropology.  Postgraduate, she completed Sotheby's Works of Art Course in London, after which she ran Sotheby's Islamic Art Department in New York.  After having her first child she decided  to pursue painting, and took courses in watercolor at the National Academy of Design,  Parsons. and the Art Student's League.

A Point of View: On Decorating, book by Veere Grenney

A Point of View: On Decorating, By Veere Grenney, Ruth Guilding (Text by),Hamish Bowles (Foreword by),Davis Oliver (Photographer) Published Rizzoli N.Y 2018

The first book from AD100 designer Veere Grenney - the master of streamlined,glamorous,classical rooms with an English touch - eloquently explores not only the hows but also the whys of decorating.

Featuring thirty years of acclaimed interiors, paired with thoughtful advice and packaged with a real cloth case and mixed paper stocks, A Point of View is a rich album of Grenney’s decorating work, from London townhouses to Long Island estates, with multiple images per page. Organized by room, these chapters feature Grenney’s room-by-room decorating philosophy for entrances, living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, and kitchens, and explore thematic topics such as Englishness and composition and balance. Grenney also shares his own story, from his early years on the ’70s London design scene to starting his own firm, from his first flat in London to his renovation of David Hicks’ former house, the Temple, to his new holiday house in Tangier. There is also a chapter on the iconic designers who have inspired him. Whether it’s a country house or an urbane apartment, Grenney’s world is one of settled calm and welcoming comfort, where there are always generous fireplaces to sit in front of, billiard rooms and stone-flagged passages, and utility rooms where boots and coats are stored; grandeur and modesty side by side. This book is a must for Anglophiles and design lovers.

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Watercolour - commissioned room rendering in watercolour measuring 10 x 14"

A commissioned room rendering, measuring 10 x 14" done in watercolor, can easily be done through photographs.

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Mita Corsini-Bland