The dining room has a light blue ceiling, a favorite Hadley hue for the upper plane. The American Empire mahogany armoire is topped by a Tibetan gong. Next to them are two works on paper by Connecticut artist Mark Sciarillo, also a metalworker, who made the sculpted bronze base of the living room's coffee table. The vellum lampshade, the Eyelet gold-on-ivory wallpaper, and the chairs are all Hadley's designs.
Albert Hadley . The owner of this home recently moved into a smaller house nearby, which was featured in the July 2009 issue. Notice that the beautiful chintz in this living room is also used in the new, smaller house (see the previous slide). The best part: Schumacher will be reproducing this fabric for its spring line.
When interviewed for the July/August 1976 story on his Manhattan home, Albert Hadley said, “I can tell you that this apartment represents many years of accumulation.” This mind-set is reflected in his study, where a bulletin board he covered in treasured photos and mementos serves as a “changeable tapestry.”
Albert Hadley says,” Decorating is not about making stage sets, it’s not about making pretty pictures for the magazines; it’s really about creating a quality of life, a beauty that nourishes the soul.”