America’s first interior designer Elsie de Wolfe brought back to life in wonderful memoir

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America's archetypal woman of interiors, Elsie De Woolf. Photo: Bettmann

To The One I Love The Best

To The One I Love The Best

America's archetypal woman of interiors, Elsie De Woolf. Photo: Bettmann

Estelle Birdy

January 22 2023 02:30 AM


Ludwig Bemelmans is champion known to america contiguous for his multi-million-selling Madeline books. Also a celebrated illustrator, his books and enactment successful Hollywood are mostly forgotten.

This 1955 memoir, centred connected his relationship with the inimitable affluent interior decorator Lady Mendl – Elsie de Wolfe – is an out-of-print gem, happily brought backmost to beingness by Pushkin Press.


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