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Gloria Vanderbilt’s Living Room Vignette

Competing patterns keep the eye interested.

The elegant home of Anderson Cooper's mother, featured in New York Magazine's Fall 2010 issue, has the most beautiful details. "It's intensely opulent and over-the-top," observes Toronto blogger Jen Selk. "It's beyond what I could ever imagine doing in my own home, but I like how bold it is. The name Vanderbilt screams money, and so does this apartment. I like how she layers pattern over pattern over pattern and somehow, it works."

For more of blogger Jen Selk's favourite rooms, see our photo gallery.

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