The World of Gloria Vanderbilt


Wendy Goodman is a very busy author.  She writes for the Home Design section of New York magazine and also found time to write the new book The World of Gloria Vanderbilt.  It seems like a perfect pairing since design plays a big part in Gloria's life.  As she says in the magazine, "decorating is autobiography" and it's fun to see her progression from patchwork quilts to dramatic glamour in her apartment.  I can only imagine that the stories in the book are just as interesting!

Gloria Vanderbilt in front of a portrait of her mother and with a cardboard cut out of her son Anderson Cooper.

The painting above the fireplace was painted by Gloria in 1953 but she paints the fireplace when the mood strikes her.  

Gloria in front of anther fireplace during her quilt phase.

The entrance hall.

"A portrait by Miguel Covarrubias of Gloria’s half-sister, Cathleen, hangs in the entrance hall."

I love the mix of patterns and textures in this room vignette.

Gloria's studio.

Gloria's current living room.

Gloria's home was also featured in Elle Decor magazine in October 2000.

Gloria with her sons Carter and Anderson Cooper.  Carter committed suicide in 1988 at the age of 23.

Gloria's bedroom in her quilt decorating period.

Gloria and her children.

Photos from W magazine, New York magazine, and Style Court

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