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In “Forgive me, Virginia Woolf,” Melissa Bellinelli shares the story of how she created a Charleston-styleScreen Shot 2013-11-08 at 1.02.24 PM dining room of her own in a sunny Long Island home.

Her inspiration came from taking a class on Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group at Oxford, along with her frequent visits to Charleston Farm.

She remembered the details — the black stenciled walls, the hand-painted round table and the chairs designed by Roger Fry — and decided to mimic them in the dining room addition she and her husband built. So she ordered the reproduction chairs and the Biblioteque wallpaper — and went on to create her fantasy room, in two different incarnations.

Here are some other Charleston links of interest:

The Bloomsbury Crowd Pinterest

Charleston slideshow

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