Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Dudley House, London

Dudley House, design by Alberto Pinto, photo Jonathan Becker via Vanity Fair

Well, I was certainly one lucky boy, while working in New York at the flagship Bloomingdale's~ to meet the famous French Moroccan designer, Alberto Pinto.  Sadly, Mr. Pinto died in November of last year, but I vividly recall the Euro chic of the room setting he created for us, along with Jacques Grange, and Mario Buatta.  Mr. Pinto and his large staff spent six years remodeling and decorating Dudley House, in Mayfair, at 100 Park Lane, for the collector Sheikh Hamad Al-Thani.  Check out these spectacular Jonathan Becker images capturing the supreme elegance of the new Dudley House, once the in-town palace of the coal rich Ward family. Inspiring, elegant, and beautiful beyond description.  Enjoy!  DF ***** (images via Vanity Fair)

photo Jonathan Becker


  1. That conservatory element is my favorite part. I don't know that I would have thought to have done those curtains, but they do add color, texture, and visual interest to what would have otherwise been a cold wall looking out to the street from the second story.
    _ The Devoted Classicist

    1. John,
      I so agree! Would love to see the rest of the house - in person-
      Imagine a 400 million dollar house - not including the art and antiques!
      Nice work if you can get it!