Sunday Morning Takes a Shine to Design

Sunshine Day.bmpCome Sunday morning, whip up a batch of grapefruit rickeys (the official drink of the International Contemporary Furniture Fair) and settle in for CBS News Sunday Morning‘s annual “By Design” edition (9:00-10:30 a.m. EST on CBS). Plummy-voiced Charles Osgood will anchor the broadcast from the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, the 175,000-square-foot “little mountain escape” commissioned by George Vanderbilt in the late 1880s. Designed by Richard Morris Hunt, the nouveau chateau sits on 125,000 acres masterminded by Frederick Law Olmsted. From the Biltmore’s 250 rooms, Sunday Morning will move to Montecito, where correspondent Erin Moriarty will tour the first Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home ever built in California and chat with author T.C. Boyle (The Women), who restored it to its original 1909 splendor. Other segments include those on “exotically designed houseboats” and the defiantly minimalist dwelling of Museum of Modern Art curator Klaus Biesenbach (someone has been reading W magazine!). Finally, the show will get up close and personal with Tommy Hilfiger, and then show his licensees some love by chatting about perfume and eyeglasses before climbing the Eiffel Tower.