St. Helena's library after the Good Works Makeover

Credits: photographs by Michel Arnaud

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Elaine replaced the motley pieces of furniture with a new library across from the dining area. Bookcases hold a library of 200 new books, donations Elaine solicited from Random House. As ever, Elaine's ability to solicit contributions extends far beyond the physical. Donations include a one-year subscription to Netflix for the house, and for each girl, a $100 Levi's gift certificate, Hold Everything weekend luggage, and a Dennis Basso faux-fur-lined suede coat from QVC.

The super-duper gift, though, is a group session with Harriette Cole, a nationally syndicated columnist, author, and radio host who specializes in teaching the finer arts of conversation and manners.

Black folding screen from Arteriors Home; bookcase from Drexel Heritage; storage boxes from Hold Everything; and photographs from Longstreet Collection, with frames from Larson-Juhl.
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