Elegant Home and Art

“I deeply believe that a beautiful decor can have a beneficial influence on our lives.”


– Albert Hadley

Giovanni da Udine c. 1515-1520

Jonathan Charles Fine Furniture

“Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions; there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated.”


— Paul Rand

I adore everything about this space, everything.

Hickory Chair Furniture Co.

Daniele de Voltera c. 1550-1555

Salda Arredamenti S.r.l. from Italy

“A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”


— Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Oh, could this more divine? I don’t think so.

Jan Brueghel the Elder c. 1606

Dan Carithers Collection by Sherrill Furniture Company

Les Ateliers Allot from France.

Martin Schongauer c. 1472

Study of Peonies


“A decorator must understand that taste is not a standard but the power to discern, to concentrate. Taste is an appreciation of order and a sure knowledge of what constitutes fitness. These concepts can be learned through education, travel, experience, and living. In learning these principles, the person will come to understand that a room – any room – is simply an enclosure of space and time for a specific purpose. The challenge is to know what is suitable in this defined space.”


– Albert Hadley, The Story of America’s Preeminent Interior Designer




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