Remembering Albert Hadley

April 4, 2012

20120404-071023.jpg I was saddened by the recent news of the passing of design great, Albert Hadley. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Hadley many years back at a dinner in Chicago, and was taken by his wit & charm. He had not one ounce of pretension, with impeccable manners. It was an evening I will never forget. He was known for his amazing eye for design and detail, combining unexpected color and elements, with an appreciation for history as well as the new. His design and rooms had a flair unmistakable to him. The below quote ringing even more true now that he is no longer with us.

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