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Madeline Castaing: "Madeline Castaing, the French decorator and antique dealer, was by all accounts a very eccentric character. She had a great sense of style and consistently created glamorous interiors with mad eclecticism and unexpected neoclassical taste — right up until she died in her nineties. Castaing is the only decorator that I am aware of that has managed to pull off leopard print carpets and plastic flowers successfully.”