Interior Designer Albert Hadley

Albert Hadley

Interior Designer Albert Hadley - “Decorating is not about lace curtains and carpets from Paris!” Hadley told Architectural Digest last year in his smoky drawl. No amount of aesthetic folderol, he observed, could make a poorly architected room palatable. “I start with the hammer and the saw—moving doors to line up with windows, straightening out the floor plan, that kind of thing. Once the dust has settled, then you can start thinking about fabrics and paint.”

Elegance combined with livability was the hallmark of a Hadley interior. Classic interior design, a love of zebra rugs and accent yellow chairs, red walls, green walls and pastel blue.

Albert Hadley ~ another view of his garden room in his Naples, FL home

Albert Hadley ~ another view of his garden room in his Naples, FL home

Albert Hadley ~ A collage by the great, late interior designer Albert Hadley, in his Naples, Florida, home.

Albert Hadley ~ A collage by the great, late interior designer Albert Hadley, in his Naples, Florida, home.

Guest bedroom in Albert Hadley's Naples, FL home in white and yellow

Guest bedroom in Albert Hadley's Naples, FL home in white and yellow

A leopard-print rug paired with glossy red walls Details: Black-Green Furniture, Red Eclectic-Modern Decor. Interior by Albert Hadley

A leopard-print rug paired with glossy red walls
Details: Black-Green Furniture, Red Eclectic-Modern Decor. Interior by Albert Hadley

Red walls and a leopard-print carpet runner in a long hallway Details: Red Eclectic-Modern Hallway

Red walls and a leopard-print carpet runner in a long hallway
Details: Red Eclectic-Modern Hallway

Albert Hadley: A scalloped wood-and-gesso mirror above a lacquered bench in the foyer shows the reflection of a photograph taken in Peru by the American photographer Louise Dahl-Wolfe, famous for her Harper's Bazaar fashion work.

Albert Hadley: A scalloped wood-and-gesso mirror above a lacquered bench in the foyer shows the reflection of a photograph taken in Peru by the American photographer Louise Dahl-Wolfe, famous for her Harper's Bazaar fashion work.

Albert Hadley ~ the green felt table cover on the desk, the slipcovered chaise with its subtle red details and the homey café curtains - Kips Bay 2002

Albert Hadley ~ the green felt table cover on the desk, the slipcovered chaise with its subtle red details and the homey café curtains - Kips Bay 2002

Wallpaper in an entryway mixed with art and a blue storage piece Details: Black-White Wall Treatment, White Modern Staircase, Black-Blue Eclectic Entry. Interior by Albert Hadley

Wallpaper in an entryway mixed with art and a blue storage piece
Details: Black-White Wall Treatment, White Modern Staircase, Black-Blue Eclectic Entry. Interior by Albert Hadley

Adore this blue color accented with gold and “framed” in the black and white mini-print wallpaper. Simply stunning and stunningly simple-by the legendary Albert Hadley

Adore this blue color accented with gold and “framed” in the black and white mini-print wallpaper. Simply stunning and stunningly simple-by the legendary Albert Hadley

Albert Hadley: 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: 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.

A black console against a wall with a blue accent trimmed with gold molding Details: Beige Eclectic-Modern Living Room

A black console against a wall with a blue accent trimmed with gold molding
Details: Beige Eclectic-Modern Living Room

A gold starburst mirror above a fireplace Details: Beige-White Eclectic-Modern Living Room, Multicolored Eclectic-Modern Decor

A gold starburst mirror above a fireplace
Details: Beige-White Eclectic-Modern Living Room, Multicolored Eclectic-Modern Decor

Bedroom designed by the design legend Albert Hadley and the late designer Gary Hager for Vincent Friia in San Francisco. Blue and white toile draperies and upholstered bed with glazed emerald green walls.

Bedroom designed by the design legend Albert Hadley and the late designer Gary Hager for Vincent Friia in San Francisco. Blue and white toile draperies and upholstered bed with glazed emerald green walls.

Bedroom designed by the design legend Albert Hadley and the late designer Gary Hager for Vincent Friia in San Francisco. Blue and white toile draperies and upholstered bed with glazed emerald green walls.

Bedroom designed by the design legend Albert Hadley and the late designer Gary Hager for Vincent Friia in San Francisco. Blue and white toile draperies and upholstered bed with glazed emerald green walls.

Albert Hadley ~ A mod herringbone floor joins peacock-blue walls in a New York City living room for attorney Frederic R. Coudert III; the large painting is by Larry Poons.

Albert Hadley ~ A mod herringbone floor joins peacock-blue walls in a New York City living room for attorney Frederic R. Coudert III; the large painting is by Larry Poons.

The late great Albert Hadley, he will be missed. He and Sister Parish were a force in the design world, and he continued to be until the end of his 91 prolific years.

The late great Albert Hadley, he will be missed. He and Sister Parish were a force in the design world, and he continued to be until the end of his 91 prolific years.

Parish-Hadley nearly untouched since the 1970's is still fabulous today published Veranda. {Photography by Peter Frank Edwards}

Parish-Hadley nearly untouched since the 1970's is still fabulous today published Veranda. {Photography by Peter Frank Edwards}

Fireplace with mirror and two yellow armchairs.

Fireplace with mirror and two yellow armchairs. Albert Hadley ~ his FL living room - the devoted classicist: "The Living Room, too small for a sofa, contained assorted upholstered chairs instead. A 1950s-60s gilt metal low table displays a cherished gilt-ceramic gourd container, another object that had travelled to various residences. A gray marble Louis XV style chimneypiece was painted white and topped by a mirror in a stepped frame of Mr. Hadley's design."

Albert Hadley's bookcase, zebra rug and yellow chair.

Albert Hadley's bookcase, zebra rug and yellow chair.

Albert Hadley ~ the dining room in his Naples, FL home

Albert Hadley ~ the dining room in his Naples, FL home

Albert Hadley: his home in Southport CT--guest bedroom

Albert Hadley: his home in Southport CT--guest bedroom

Albert Hadley: The c. 1940 French red-mirrored glass table from Hadley's Manhattan apartment. Now in his sister's home in this picture--Hadley's customer wallpaper

Albert Hadley: The c. 1940 French red-mirrored glass table from Hadley's Manhattan apartment. Now in his sister's home in this picture--Hadley's customer wallpaper

Designer: Albert Hadley Brooke Astor's library with the famous Childe Hassam painting

Designer: Albert Hadley
Brooke Astor's library with the famous Childe Hassam painting

Red Library

Red Library

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