Harry Heissmann carries the torch of design legend Albert Hadley. What new creations will they come up with next? See more of Albert Hadley's designs.
An Intimate Living Room
The designers create a feeling of intimacy in a large living room by breaking it up into smaller seating groups. Two Clark sofas by De Angelis, upholstered in Tango in beige by Lulu DK, are cozy because they curve to embrace you. A pair of Louis XV bergères is covered in glossy Athene leather in Sabbia, from Cortina Leathers. Double Gourd lamps in an ivory crackle glaze by Christopher Spitzmiller. Antique Amritsar carpet.
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All those little objects that could clutter the room are gathered together in a built-in cabinet, lined in Schumacher's Tortoise Shell wall covering.
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A Shot of Color
An Imperial yellow Peking glass ginger jar from Joe Nye New York adds a shot of color to this furniture grouping, composed of pieces the client already owned. The coffee table was made from a 1930s French bronze base and a custom verre eglomisé top by Miriam Ellner. Curtains in St. Petersburg Silk Stripe by Brunschwig & Fils.
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A Dining Room You Can't Miss
You can't miss the unusual shape of the antique dining room chairs now that they’re covered in custom-colored blue leather by Falotico Studio and accented with nailheads on a red grosgrain ribbon trim. Custom blue-lacquered lampshades lined in gold by Helwig Lampshades. Concorde Stripe Taffeta curtains by Christopher Norman for Brunschwig & Fils. Giltwood mirrors above the English Regency pier tables — also mirrored in the traditional fashion — reflect the light.
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An Unexpected Centerpiece
The dining table is set with the clients' own vintage
porcelain, crystal, flatware, and linen. The blue chargers are from Bernardaud. A white ceramic cabbage from Treillage is an unexpected alternative to flowers.
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An Updated Kitchen
Existing cabinets in the kitchen were repainted in Benjamin Moore's Cameo White and accented with a few fresh touches: amber knobs, a mirrored backsplash, and countertops made of recycled glass and pieces of mother-of-pearl.
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A Hadley Exclusive
A patterned wallpaper like Miro, exclusive to Albert Hadley clients, seems to pull the walls a little closer around you and makes this bedroom feel cozier. The Root iron canopy bed in antique gold from the Eicher Collection has a headboard upholstered in Porto, a faux-bois print by Lee Jofa. Linens by Pratesi.
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A Luxurious Library
In the library, a custom bench with corner arms is upholstered in Tiger silk velvet in Oro by Lee Jofa. Desk chair covered in Liberty's Papageno from Osborne & Little. The Stark rug is made of vintage carpet fragments.
Italian marbleized paper lines the bookcase.
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The Venetian plaster on the walls of the entrance hall was applied in stripes of two custom-mixed colors. The carving on the cornice is picked out in white-gold leaf.
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A Regal Bedroom
The clients already owned this inviting four-poster bed with swing-arm reading lights just where you want them — inside the canopy. All lampshades by Blanche Field. Linens by Pratesi. The duvet cover in Giris by Bengal House was custom-quilted by De Angelis. Tableskirt in Celeste by Jim Thompson.