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After finally getting her Interior Design degree from the Corcoran, Joyce Frank decided to spread her wings creatively launching J A Frank Design LLC, where she does set dressing, display, property staging and photo styling. Her passion is architecture and she enjoys traveling both domestically and international to see historic and modern buildings. Joyce also works on designing jewelry, mosaics and painted furniture. Joyce will highlight historic homes, interior design, seasonal decorations, antiquing, and design for Miss A.

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Design Lecture: Edith Wharton and Her Design Revolution

Photograph by David Dashiell

The Corcoran and The Mount, the estate and gardens designed by Edith Wharton, present a fascinating evening of literature and design featuring scholar Richard Guy Wilson.  The presentation will be held on Wednesday, May 05, 2010 at 6:30 p.m.
Professor Wilson holds the Commonwealth Professor’s Chair in Architectural History at the University of Virginia. A frequent lecturer and television commentator on PBS and A & E, he has also published widely on different aspects of American and modern architecture and design, including The American Renaissance (1979), McKim, Mead & White, Architects (1982), and Harbor Hill: Portrait of a House (2008).  Please call the Corcoran at (202) 639-1770 to pre-register.  For more information on the lecture, visit.

Photograph by David Dashiell


For more on Edith Wharton and her interior design philosophy, read The Decoration of Houses, a manual of interior design written by Edith Wharton with architect Ogden Codman in 1898.

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