Eugenia was a Chilean patron of the arts who’s singular style paved the way (at least in part) for the modernist movement. She served as a kind of mentor to everyone from Picasso, Jean Cocteau to Jean Michel Frank and you can really see the thread of her influence through all of her protégés works.
Her home was legendary in it’s sparseness. When everyone was living with thick damask and ornamentation, Eugenia’s Parisian home had the barest essentials, unlined linen curtains and chalky white walls. She truly was the original interior design minimalist.
It’s important for me to remember that as radical as we may feel today, people like Eugenia did it all before…100 years ago!