Tessa Kennedy

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Mother of actor Cary Elwes

The Mansfield News, 22 Feb 1970

"Madcap Heiress Becomes Working Mother", by Eleanor Lambert

"The name kept ringing a bell."

"Tessa Kennedy ... I knew it as the hot new name in interior decorating ... "

"The King of Jordan has commissioned her to do over the royal palaces there and also to prepare a London apartment for his son, Crown Prince Hassan... Her use of apricot, gold and brown is setting a new decorative style that could be as famous as Lady Mendl's beige and brown rooms, Syrie Maugham's all - white or Dorothy Draper's blue and white."

"Her airy, intimate use of natural greenery and contemporary pictures in formal settings, in the rooms I saw in London later, reminded me of a 1970s Cecil Beaton."

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