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Doris Duke's Bedroom stands apart from the other living spaces at Rough Point largely because the furnishings were all chosen by Doris and are all quite distinct from the kinds of art, objects, and furniture that you see in the rest of the house. This was a private sanctuary, and Doris filled it with mother-of-pearl furniture (a favorite material from the time she began to furnish her Hawaiian home, Shangri La, in the 1930s with mother-of-pearl inlaid furniture from Syria), treasures gathered from travels and local antique stores, and a favorite Impressionist painting – all quite counter to the later Gilded Age tastes of her parents.

She painted the walls her favorite yellow and introduced a striking contrast in purple upholstery and curtain fabrics. Through the bathroom door you can see a cut-glass table that adds to the feeling of quirky opulence.

Jeune fille blonde cousant (Young blonde girl sewing)

Desk and bookcase

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