I know a certain FAMILY that could use this lesson! SAD

"Be Pretty if you can, be witty if you must, but be gracious if it kills you." -Elsie de Wolfe grace before beauty

In 1950, Lady Mendl was photographed, with one of her poodles, in her bedroom at After All. Courtesy of Hutton Wilkinson

The Fabulous Life of Decorator to the Stars Elsie de Wolfe

Room of the Day ~ amazing dining space by Elsie de Wolfe.  Love the wall art, chairs, chandelier...6.2.2013

thefoodogatemyhomework: “ Drop dead, trompe l’oeil painting, and wonderful bamboo fretwork abound in this dining room by Elsie de Wolfe. Also, that lantern.

Tea house interior by Elsie de Wolfe

Grand treillage tea house interior by Elsie de Wolfe herself at Coe Hall on the grounds of the Planting Fields estate on the North Shore of Long Island. Certainly not the epitome of good taste, but cool!

Elsie de Wolfe, actress, interior designer, style icon. b.1859 - d.1950

This is a piece of work from Horst P. Horst a fashion photographer, within it it features this woman looking almost angelic against the moon

1926- Society decorator Elsie de Wolfe decided that having achieved financial success, she now wants a title. As Lady Mendl, de Wolfe will go on to invent the pink lady cocktail & to popularize short white gloves.

1926 Society decorator Elsie de Wolfe decided that having achieved financial success, she now wants a title. As Lady Mendl-de Wolfe, she will go on to invent the "pink lady" cocktail and popularize white opera gloves.

Decorator Elsie de Wolfe Took L.A. by Storm in the 1940s Photos | Architectural Digest. A Charles Baskerville mural enlivens Di Frasso’s home. Photo: Simon Watson

Decorator Elsie de Wolfe Took L.A. by Storm in the 1940s

Top Celebrity Homes: Countess Dorothy di Frasso's home: antique chinoiserie villa decorated by Elsie de Wolfe

Elsie De Wolfe Quotes - Meetville

Elsie De Wolfe Quotes - Meetville

Wallpaper. Elsie de Woolfe interior design for a Los Angeles client, 1930s

Wallpaper. Elsie de Woolfe interior design for a Los Angeles client, 1930s

The Fabulous Life of Decorator to the Stars Elsie de Wolfe Photos | Architectural Digest

The Fabulous Life of Decorator to the Stars Elsie de Wolfe

The Fabulous Life of Decorator to the Stars Elsie de Wolfe. Her impressive roster of clients included Amy Vanderbilt, Anne Morgan, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and Henry and Adelaide Clay Frick.

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