One True Blue Room
Blue and white looks wonderful in Zita Davisson’s daughter’s room, which includes a portrait of her above the roaring fireplace. In addition to traditionally patterned fabrics, a geometric wallpaper adds an unexpected punch. The room was published in the December 1977 issue of Architectural Digest.
A Spanish Cover to Remember
For its October 1977 cover, Architectural Digest featured the central hall of a Madrid house. Its leafy plantings, lacquered treillage, and modernist silver domes are certainly highlights, but the carved white woodwork and towering mirror are what really let the fireplace shine.
A Famed Albert Hadley Design
Brown may never have looked so compelling as when it was used in this Albert Hadley living room. The interior, which was photographed in July 1976, is set inside the decorator’s own New York City apartment. The white trim of the fireplace perfectly matches that of the quartet of chairs, while the notable mirror dates back to the 17th century. In one corner stands a large wooden giraffe.
The Apartment of Lee Radziwill
In the Manhattan living room of Lee Radziwill, magenta tones pervade the space. In the foreground, a velvet-covered sofa blends in with its surroundings. Behind it, a marble fireplace is topped by a traditional bust and gilt mirror. This image was included in the July/August 1975 issue of Architectural Digest.
Ted Kennedy’s Virginia Library
In the September/October 1973 issue of Architectural Digest, the McLean, Virginia, home of Senator Edward Kennedy was featured. Its library, replete with plaid sofas, furry pillows, and a matching carpet, graced the issue’s cover. While a warm stone hearth anchored the photo, a bust in the foreground of Kennedy’s assassinated brother is still difficult to miss, nearly 50 years later.