Thomas Jayne is blogging for Interior Design magazine and one of his posts contains a couple of pictures of Albert Hadley’s sitting room, which appears as the last project in the book. Like a spoonful of shaved ice at the end of a meal, it leaves one with a refreshing feeling of satisfaction – a sense that talent and restraint can be as significant as budget.
Jayne has received a lot of positive feedback on the inclusion of this room and it is endearing to note that Hadley did not think the room should be a part of the project. “I asked him,” recalls Jayne, “and he said he did not think it was worthy. I asked if we could shoot it anyway, then he could look at the pictures and decide. When I showed him the proofs he relented, but he still didn’t think it should be included.”