I had a very fun weekend for a number of reasons, one of which you can see above. My friend Barry Hutner of Parc Monceau gifted me with numerous House Beautifuls from the 1970s. I think that Christmas came very early this year!
I have found so many interesting articles and photographs in these issues, and I haven't even finished going through them yet. But what has excited me the most are photographs of "new" Albert Hadley images. Okay, so they're not really new, but I for one have never seen photographs of these rooms before. I even found one photo of Mr. Hadley's bedroom that was pleasantly surprising. Who knew that he used to sleep in a canopy bed?!
That bookcase is a dead giveaway that this bedroom belonged to Hadley. This bed is a bit more opulent than the spartan version that has been photographed over the last ten years. I also like that there isn't an explosion of pillows on the bed.
This Chicago duplex apartment was decorated by Hadley. He divided the living room into two separate seating areas, each defined by its own rug. The rug in the top photo was by Edward Fields. The tiles around the fireplace featured handpainted animals.
In this tablescape, Hadley chose to mix textures. He said "Style is achieved through contrasts, through manipulation of lights and shadows. These objects reflect whims of momentary interest- as well as a continuity of fantasy." Well said.
Bedroom photo from House Beautiful, August 1971; Chicago apartment photos from House Beautiful, January 1971. Vignette photo from HB, February 1971.