Monday, April 2, 2012

The Lasting Impact of Albert Hadley

(via Elle Decor)

On Friday, word came that Albert Hadley, one of the preeminent interior designers of the twentieth century, passed away at the age of 91. Across the internet, you will find admirers of Mr. Hadley's memorializing his timeless talent and highly-educated approach to interior design, so I will try not to be redundant here; instead I wanted to share the quote above from a 1994 interview the designer had with Elle Decor.

The quote reveals Mr. Hadley's philosophy on interior decorating. It suggests that the time spent contemplating and creating  a home is an investment towards a more beautiful life. Whereas a wardrobe projects how the exterior world views us, home design reflects the interior of who we are in our most intimate and private spaces.

If you are reading this, I'm going to assume you feel like Albert Hadley did about the importance of cultivating a home that reflects the most beautiful and restorative qualities we all desire in our lives. Personally, I couldn't agree more.
If the image of Mr. Hadley above is any indication, it seems he had created a life nourished by beauty, and certainly added a lot of beauty into our lives.


I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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