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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Remembering Albert Hadley {1921-2012}

“Life is all about manners. Nothing else matters.”--Albert Hadley

While I didn’t know Albert Hadley, what I’ve learned of him through his work and from other’s experiences has been impressive to say the least. Considered to be one of the world’s preeminent interior designers, Mr. Hadley worked with such families as the Astors, Vanderbilts and Onassis’.  While he designed some of the most noted interiors in some of the finest homes, he is said to have been free of any touch of pomposity—ever kind and generous.

Below I’ve shared some of Mr. Hadley’s most inspired quotes along with images of his work. 

“Decoration is really about creating a quality of life, and a beauty in that life that nourishes the soul, that makes life beautiful. That’s what all this is about, not just what’s in and what’s out.”

“My theory is we’re not so much interested in lighting as we are in dispelling shadows. We want to get rid of the gloom, to have light to feel happy."

“Make your home as comfortable and attractive as possible and then get on with living. There is more to life than decorating.”

Albert Hadley pinboard

To read more about the design icon get his book "Albert Hadley: The Story of America's Preeminent Interior Designer"

“Flair—a primitive kind of style—may be innate, but I think knowledgeable taste is learned, the result of travel, experience, living, education.”--Albert Hadley {1921-2012}

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