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The House in Good Taste Hardcover – June 12, 2004
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Chuck Fischer is one of the most talented and sought-after product designers in the United States. For the past fourteen years, Fischer has been painting private commission creations for some of the finest residences in the world. His work is displayed in the collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum.
Albert Hadley has been an interior designer for sixty years. In 1962, he partnered with Sister Parish and founded Parish-Hadley Associates, the legendary design firm synonymous with classic American elegance. His clients have included Brooke Astor, Happy Rockefeller, Oscar de la Renta and Diane Sawyer and Mike Nichols. He now operates a smaller, more streamlined design firm known simply as albert hadley inc.
Top Customer Reviews
I can't bring myself to agree with her on patchwork quilts, lace curtains or rocking chairs but she's absolutely correct in her advice on wallpaper, paint and apartments. It's amazing how much this delightful and informative book still has to teach us.
First, a lot of what she said is relevant then, as it is today. There is a big difference though, and that is simply put, people do not have her kind of money...so in some ways her advice has a bit of Marie Antoinette feeling to it. That shouldn't surprise as she lived across the street from Versailles.
Her writing is vibrant,and conveys the person behind the taste. She loved chinoiserie, fireplaces, leopard print, stripes, chintz and trellis. Would she fit into a Nate Berkus world...no...but decorating tastes move on and one can see a hint of Elsie here and there. Though I still prefer Sister Parish by far...Elsie is a close second.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is De Wolfe's first book on her style. She writes in a very pithy and sometimes humorous manner. It is a good contrast with earlier books on decor.Published 16 months ago by James McLay
Good read for nostalgia as it is considered the first book by the first Interior Designer. Made a great gift for design instructors in college.Published 22 months ago by Miss Jena
Already had it, bought it for my cousin, interior designers. She loved it too.Published on July 1, 2014 by cinderella
A classic for anybody looking to follow civilized guidelines in choosing colors, fabrics & furniture that will work well under any circumstancesPublished on March 10, 2013 by HRH Victoria IIR