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Last Thursday, the design world said goodbye to Albert Hadley…icon, tastemaker and beloved teacher, he touched the lives of so many…in honor of his legacy, I’m re-posting one of my favorites…a look at his student’s work…a reminder that he will always be with us…

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” ~ Henry Brooke Adams

Today’s post features five extraordinary interior designers, all connected by one life changing gift, they were students of Albert Hadley. I thought about how I could share with you his immeasurable impact on design and what better way than to showcase his students work. Of course, these five are only a handful of the designers he has influenced over his 50 years in the business. While writing this post, I couldn’t help but think about my college professor and mentor Mr. Robert Willoughby. I was a flute performance major at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and studied with Mr. Willoughby from 1982 – 1986. Not a day goes by when I don’t think of him. His passion for music and wealth of knowledge has made me who I am today. I find it interesting that when I listen to other Willoughby students, I can hear the connective thread. Maybe it’s their resonant sound or expressive phrasing. I love that with Albert Hadley’s students you can see the connective thread. An extension of his eye and his wisdom…

above, photo of Albert Hadley from Architectural Digest, February 2011

below, David Kleinberg

below, David Easton

below, Thomas Jayne

below, Mariette Himes Gomez

below, Bunny Williams

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whether they’re stacked on the floor or alphabetized on ornate custom shelving, books are an essential part of our daily lives…a true reflection of our passions and professions…more tomorrow!

Karl Lagerfeld

Albert Hadley

Alexandre de Betak

Andy Newcom

Bill Blass

Brigitte & Alain Garnier

Bunny Williams

Charles Spada

Christopher Knight and Carlos Aponte

Cristina Azario

David Kleinberg

Dransfield and Ross

Garagnani and Poccianti

Gil Schafer

Greet Lefevre

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On the heels of yesterday’s post, I thought you might enjoy a tour of David Kleinberg‘s Manhattan home as photographed for the September 2011 issue of Architectural Digest…built in 1925, the historic two-bedroom flat boosts elaborate millwork, marble fireplaces and a kitchen with a service entrance…with the exception of the master suite, Kleinberg retained much of the 1920s architecture along with some elaborate touches by the iconic design duo Denning & Fourcade…take for example the Denning & Fourcade chinoiserie dining room with its extravagant gold and brown lacquer panels (photos 6 and 7)…a far cry from his subdued interiors, he chose to preserve the exotic installation but reinvented the space using a brilliant mix of fabrics, textures and furnishings…the result, a respectful nod to the past but with a modern sensibility…

photos and resources from Architectural Digest

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“Beauty meets quality of life” ~ David Kleinberg

Traditional Now: Interiors by David Kleinberg is the first book to showcase the Manhattan decorator’s work…an alumnus of the legendary Parish-Hadley, he is passionate for clean lines, neutral colors and a well curated mix of antiques, fabrics, textures, finishes, art and objects…the book features over twenty projects including an intimate look at his own residences…today’s post highlights some of my favorite interiors from his artful website…think of this as an amuse bouche to his thoughtful and informative new book!

“In every apartment or house there should be a cohesive thread that starts at the front door and continues to the back hall. It is the design equivalent of a trail of bread crumbs…People always worry about mixing antiques with reproductions. The key is to respect the scale of the antiques…In decorating, most people associate texture only with fabric; in fact, all materials have texture.” ~ David Kleinberg

photos and resources from David Kleinberg

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“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” ~ Henry Brooke Adams

Today’s post features five extraordinary interior designers, all connected by one life changing gift, they were students of Albert Hadley. I thought about how I could share with you his immeasurable impact on design and what better way than to showcase his students work. Of course, these five are only a handful of the designers he has influenced over his 50 years in the business. While writing this post, I couldn’t help but think about my college professor and mentor Mr. Robert Willoughby. I was a flute performance major at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and studied with Mr. Willoughby from 1982 – 1986. Not a day goes by when I don’t think of him. His passion for music and wealth of knowledge has made me who I am today. I find it interesting that when I listen to other Willoughby students, I can hear the connective thread. Maybe it’s their resonant sound or expressive phrasing. I love that with Albert Hadley’s students you can see the connective thread. An extension of his eye and his wisdom…

above, photo of Albert Hadley from Architectural Digest, February 2011

below, David Kleinberg

below, David Easton

below, Thomas Jayne

below, Mariette Himes Gomez

below, Bunny Williams

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