Working with interior designer Jean Edwards, Mary Mills often
started with “two or three fabrics I absolutely loved,” she says.
A favorite included the embroidered wildflowers fabric from
Colefax and Fowler, used on the slightly curved sofas from
Century Furniture. Edwards reined Mills in on the occasion she
thought the fabrics were getting too wild. Mills says, “She let
me do what I wanted and then very sweetly told me, ‘No. That is
not going to look good.’” The fan detailing above the fireplace is
repeated over the front entry.