— March 4, 2013 Historic New England’s Beauport – landscape Historic New England’s Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House 1Leave a Comment Share the Post Pin it, Tweet, Email. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website farm-pump-ua.com The Ringling Ca d’Zan Mansion in Sarasota FL. I am not a designer and wouldn’t consider it a literal inspiration for decor but it revs the creative juices none-the-less. It is described as “the last of the Gilded Age mansions” to be built in America. LOTS of gilt moldings and trim, large b&w checkerboard floors and Venetian Gothic (over-the-top) architecture. And the gardens- Sprawling, ancient Banyans and the rose gardens all set on the waterfront. Reply More ... This or That: Block Printed Textiles read more A Room of One’s Own read more What’s Hot Now: Wicker & Rattan read more Shop All Elements of Family Style Available Now Elements of Style Shop the Book Subscribe to Elements of Style Want new posts and announcements delivered to your inbox? Subscribe to Elements of Style. Thanks for subscribing.