Music Room

Designed to impress a first-time guest, the music room is the brightest and most sophisticated space in the house.  It has high ceilings, an elegant chandelier, a grand piano and three separate seating areas.  The works of art that hang on the refined but sumptuous wallpaper (officially designed for a ceiling but chosen by Ashbery for the walls) are significant works of art by Susan Daykin, Lynn Davis, Jean Helion, Willem de Kooning, Alex Katz, Fairfield Porter and Trevor Winkfield.