The dining room has a light blue ceiling, a favorite Hadley hue for the upper plane. The American Empire mahogany armoire is topped by a Tibetan gong. Next to them are two works on paper by Connecticut artist Mark Sciarillo, also a metalworker, who made the sculpted bronze base of the living room's coffee table. The vellum lampshade, the Eyelet gold-on-ivory wallpaper, and the chairs are all Hadley's designs.

The dining room has a light blue ceiling, a favorite Hadley hue for the upper plane. The American Empire mahogany armoire is topped by a Tibetan gong. Next to them are two works on paper by Connecticut artist Mark Sciarillo, also a metalworker, who made the sculpted bronze base of the living room's coffee table. The vellum lampshade, the Eyelet gold-on-ivory wallpaper, and the chairs are all Hadley's designs.

This bedroom by Albert Hadley doesn't look like designer work--just a normal bedroom of someone with exquisite taste. Which is what all interior decoration should look like, right?

This bedroom by Albert Hadley doesn't look like designer work--just a normal bedroom of someone with exquisite taste. Which is what all interior decoration should look like, right?

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When interviewed for the July/August 1976 story on his Manhattan home, Albert Hadley said, “I can tell you that this apartment represents many years of accumulation.” This mind-set is reflected in his study, where a bulletin board he covered in treasured photos and mementos serves as a “changeable tapestry.”

When interviewed for the July/August 1976 story on his Manhattan home, Albert Hadley said, “I can tell you that this apartment represents many years of accumulation.” This mind-set is reflected in his study, where a bulletin board he covered in treasured photos and mementos serves as a “changeable tapestry.”

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