October 21, 2010
This room by Albert Hadley (the legendary decorator’s own sitting room published at bottom by Elle Decor…) is my all-time favorite. I just adore the bold blue canvas, the wallpaper, the vignette on the table and well, all of it. Imagine my excitement then when I spotted the never before seen (by me at least!) image at top in T Magazine this week. It is being featured in ‘The Finest Rooms‘ by Thomas Jayne published by Monacelli Press. To think, after all these years, another little glimpse of my favorite room! Do you see how it’s changed? The love affair continues…
July 15, 2009
There is a shop in Westport, Connecticut that won my heart and its name is Dovecote (such a lovely name in and of itself—a home for doves). It has beautiful thick, letterpress business cards in scrumptious shades of robin’s egg blue and lime green. It has more goodies for the home than one could ever imagine—true decorator’s paradise. There are cowrie shells, starfish, velvet leopard print pillows, lucite coffee tables, vintage brass ashtrays… I never could walk out empty handed—even if all I could afford was a straw basket or little purple sea urchin. Albert Hadley shops there. No really, he does. That alone makes it magical… Sigh… I miss you Dovecote. Hope to be back soon.
(Images courtesy of www.dovecote-westport.com)