Re­mem­brance of things past

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To­day, Tem­ple­ton’s bold leop­ard-print car­pet­ing has faded, but its legacy lives on. Cor­nelia has kept, for in­stance, cer­tain me­men­tos of her fa­ther’s hunt­ing ex­pe­di­tions, though she’s adopted a ve­gan, “cru­elty-free” life­style. “It makes you feel so much lighter,” she says of her de­ci­sion to forgo an­i­mal prod­ucts. Her cook­book, Cor­nelia Guest’s Sim­ple Plea­sures, con­tains recipes for tempt­ing vege­tar­ian fare as well as pic­tures of her mother’s col­lec­tion of Dodie Thayer cab­bage din­ner­ware. And though her Tem­ple­ton in­volves sig­nif­i­cantly more tem­peh than CZ’S, Cor­nelia has fol­lowed in her stylish foot­steps by cre­at­ing a col­lec­tion of so­phis­ti­cated faux-leather hand­bags and a line of jack­ets in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Project Grav­i­tas. An ac­tive sup­porter of the Hu­mane So­ci­ety of New York, she has been fea­tured mul­ti­ple times in PETA’S cam­paigns against fur and car­riage horses. Even as she pre­pares to leave her an­ces­tral home, Cor­nelia is plan­ning her next res­i­dence and se­lect­ing the heir­looms that will ac­com­pany her there. “I be­lieve ev­ery­thing has a soul,” she says, re­fer­ring to her fam­ily’s pos­ses­sions. “Ev­ery plate and paint­ing must come out and see the light of day.”

CZ sal­vaged this gar­den gate, first owned by her mother,

Vi­vian Wes­sell, from her child­hood home.

An as­sort­ment of fam­ily keep­sakes are art­fully ar­ranged above the li­brary’s fire­place.

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