Inside an Iconic Decorator’s Never-Before-Seen Personal Scrapbook

Elsie made many albums over the years. Photo: Wendy Goodman/Courtesy of Hutton Wilkinson

Designer and author Hutton Wilkinson recently showed me a gift he was given: one of Elsie de Wolfe’s personal albums on interiors, which the late iconic decorator presented to an American GI in gratitude for guarding her beloved Villa Trianon after the Nazis had vacated it at the end of World War II. I took photographs of the contents, some of which are seen here.

Inside an Iconic Decorator’s Personal Scrapbook