At home with… Elfi Frankfurt

Elfi says her favorite room in her home is the library. “I love the high ceiling, the proportion of the room, the tall windows, the light, the colors, the furniture. It is the room where we have our books and music,” she says. “It is full of wonderful friends.” Photo: Amanda Maglione Elfi says her favorite room in her home is the library. “I love the high ceiling, the proportion of the room, the tall windows, the light, the colors, the furniture. It is the room where we have our books and music,” she says. “It is full of wonderful friends.” Photo: Amanda Maglione

A true renaissance woman. That’s the best way to describe Elfi Frankfurt, because, while she has been practicing interior design in Keswick for more than 25 years (and in London before that), she’s also designed in arenas from fashion and jewelry to fabrics and carpets—all over the world, including Austria, France and Switzerland. In fact, she incorporates many of her custom designs into the rooms she decorates. We asked her to tell us what she’s been working on lately and where she likes to spend time in her own home.

What are you currently reading? Frederic Morton’s Thunder at Twilight and Anna Quindlen’s Still Life with Bread Crumbs.

What are you listening to? Classical music—Schubert, Brahms, Dvorak—and jazz.

What are you watching on TV? “France 24,” PBS, movies.

What are you eating/drinking? No fast food. Homemade soups, fresh vegetables, fruit, poultry, fish, whole grain bread, cheese. I love chocolate. I drink water, coffee, dry red wine. I go out of my way to find the best quality in everything.

What are you working on? Kitchen and bathroom remodels, window treatments, custom wall shelving, custom carpets, color and fabric coordinations, furnishing plans for a new house.

Want to know more? Call 977-5722 to get in touch.

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