"For they (art and beauty) are not the thing itself; they are only the scent of a flower we have not found, the echo of a tune we have not heard, news from a country we have never visited." C. S. Lewis
As promised, here's Francesca Delacroix's living room. She's the Roman Pearl Mesta and art historian I mentioned earlier. Here is where she hosts elegant salons complete with 7-course homecooked meals! Francesca collects people, then mixes and matches them for memorable evenings.