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A Tribute to Albert

05 . 19 . 12

The Kips Bay Decorator Show House this year isn’t all green.  Bunny Williams, Brian J. McCarthy, and David Kleinberg, all former employees of Albert Hadley, collaborated on a fabulous Venetian plastered white living room punctuated with pops of red.  There are also a few mementos from Mr. Hadley including his “Don’t Forget” memo pads and […]

The sad news came yesterday that interior designer Albert Hadley died at his sister’s home in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 91. The world has lost not only one of the most important decorators in history but a lovely gentleman. Mr. Hadley worked across the street from one of the design firms that I […]

By now, we’ve all seen this iconic shot of Albert Hadley’s sitting room in his New York apartment. The blue color framed by the gilt frame is just gorgeous and easy to replicate.  I was thinking about this image yesterday after looking at the blue walls in Steven Gambrel’s room at Designer Visions.  I was also […]

At the end of March, I received a lovely email from Lizzie Bailey who works at Gerald Bland Antiques (and who also went to school with Laurie Reynolds! Small world!) informing me that they would soon be selling drawings by interior design legend Albert Hadley to coincide with the Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse. Oh, and […]

Meeting Mr. Hadley

03 . 25 . 09

Some of you might remember that I used to work across the street from the design legend Albert Hadley. One of the highlights of my day would be seeing him standing out front in the morning smoking his cigarette (see photo below). That would just make my day. I did get to meet him once […]

This has been a busy week and I have lots to write about but until I can post them all, I wanted tell you something exciting that I learned at a very chic dinner party I attended last night. This year’s Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse will be held this Spring on 71st Street and will […]