Mississippi Delta Retreat

THE DECORATION OF A rustic Palladian folly in Greenville, Mississippi, designed by architect James F. Carter of Birmingham, Alabama.  The tiny house is both an intimate retreat and a grand party pavilion for an author known for entertaining in style.  The main volume is a lofty sitting room-library-dining room on axis with the one bedroom and flanked by a kitchen-mudroom wing and dressing room-bathroom wing.  Books, favorite artworks, a quirky mix of elegant furniture and old-world fabrics are informally placed for flexibility and hospitality.  Unusual muddy and bold paint colors transform each of the spaces within simple wood plank architecture.

Photos by Paul Costello.