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Dionne Warwicke: elegance, simplicity and Maplewood, N.J.

Lillian Roxon, New York Sunday News, 20 February 1972

THE COFFEE table is marble and kidney shaped with little gilt legs. The bar is a wooden cylinder with a vase of pink feather flowers on it, complete with green feather leaves. One entire wall is a smoky gray mirror flecked with gold. There are Italian ashtrays of pink glass, candy dishes of crystal and gold, an antique phone, a rich-looking white silk couch with matching cushions neatly covered in clear plastic and a veritable museum of lamps from far-off places. One from Spain with a sort of Aurora Borealis effect. Another from India. A third that masquerades as a painting until you press a switch and then what you think is glitter pasted on for effect turns out to be the glass front of partially concealed colored lights. There is even a picture of the Last Supper in 3-D with its own light.

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