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on walls. In the dish room cabinets, she has a massive collection of 19th-century American and English stoneware jugs, in subtle hues from ivory and bisque to gray- blue. The library in her office is packed with design books, and she has a prized collection of tomes about the world's great photographers — "from A to Z," she says. "I don't collect photography but I love to look at it. I pull them out all the time." Much of the house is furnished with pieces brought back from the Wolfs' travels, and she occasionally shops abroad for clients. "I travel constantly and shop everywhere," she says. "I'm in Paris and London often. In Paris, we have bought things for the house from flea markets and the antiques shops on the Left Bank. Whenever I go, I rummage for fabrics, ribbons, and trims. I went over to London many times to buy for this house. I like Portobello Road, and Pimlico is great. Lillie Road is a little junkier and so much fun." Rooms get refreshed periodically with a haul of exotic textiles. "I did a big trip to India a year ago and came back with loads of printed cotton to use for lampshades and quilts, and silk saris to use on pillows," she says. "I was recently in Cartagena, Colombia, for a party and bought placemats and textiles. My obsession right now is Maine, where my son goes to college. After I dropped him off, I went to all these antiques malls there. It's like channeling Sister Parish. I love grimy little dusty shops where you have to scour and dig. I came back with a big collection of Native American baskets for a client." Except for a little updating here and there, Wolf's house remains as timeless and classic as ever. "I decorated this house 16 years ago, and the choices I made then still work," she says. "If you buy what you really love, and buy the best that you can afford, it'll never go out of style." 92

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