Albert Hadley’s Opulent Livability
Was there ever a extra innovative setting for receiving guests—from browsing dignitaries to dear friends—than Brooke Astor’s Park Avenue library, with its sang de boeuf enamel walls, brass trim, and her husband’s 3,000-volume selection? Oxblood ranunculus recall the glossy ground-to-ceiling bookcases, blush hellebores lend playful femininity, and an aged brass vase nods to the jewellike trim.
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Michael Taylor’s Elemental Attractiveness
He was king of the California search. Listed here, Taylor’s 1970s guest bed room in San Francisco showcases the restraint that turned his signature, as a mélange of organic and natural aspects (a log canopy bed, Yosemite Slate flooring, Italian wicker, and lush alder trees) shines atop a tranquil white canvas. “Like Taylor’s room, additional is happening here than originally satisfies the eye,” claims Figge, who selected complex materials—velveteen wisteria seedpods, spherical Bishop’s Balls, and blooming star-of-Bethlehem— to mirror the designer’s immortal perception of harmony.
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Dorothy Draper’s Gutsy Glamour
A festooned wall clock hangs in the decorator’s most well-known design playground, The Greenbrier, where aqua-striped wallpaper fulfills rhododendron patterns on the couch and carpet. “Dorothy beloved loud, active, and vivid coloration combos,” suggests Figge, who reimagined the self-confident scheme of one of the resort’s lobbies with commanding purple dahlias, lilac sweet peas, and umbrella ferns—a combine as fiercely vivid as Draper.
Mark Hampton’s Inviting Elegance
Hampton named on chintz and treillage to infuse a 1980s New York dining home with English backyard garden enchantment, placing an ethereal backdrop for the homeowner’s antique porcelain and silver collections to glow. Right here, Figge reinterpreted the transportive idyll with a intimate scene of peach dahlias, lavender cosmos, and periwinkle blue lace flowers that highlight the correct stars: old-fashioned David Austin Sweet Juliet roses.
Jennifer Figge of Figge Floral Studio is a Boston– and Sunshine Valley, Idaho–based florist and a graduate of the European Master Certification program in Bruges, Belgium.
Highlighted in our January/February 2023 difficulty. Photography by Pamela Cook dinner Made by Dayle Wood Florals by Jennifer Figge Prepared by Grace Haynes.