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You know who else loved trellis? My homegirl Elsie de Wolfe. Elsie de Wolfe’s Trellis Room at the Colony Club, circa 1913 . Image from Project Gutenberg Lolita and J Ogden Armour’s winter garden in.

Elsie De Wolfe's Birthday Dinner, Paris, 1938 Photo: Roger Schall. © Jean-Frédéric Schall

Look Back at the Height of Paris’s Pre–World War II Parties

"Be pretty if you can, be witty if you must, but be gracious if it kills you" — Elise De Wolfe. Elise pictured in her Paris apartment wearing a Schiaparelli cape, late 1930s Photography by Cecil Beaton; Courtesy of R. Louis Bofferding

Elsie De Wolfe: America's First Interior Decorator

* Elsie de Wolfe in her Paris apartment wearing a Schiaparelli cape, late 1930 - photo Cecil Beaton

Imagini pentru Elsie de Wolfe

Imagini pentru Elsie de Wolfe

Elsie de Wolfe with her poodle Blu Blu

Ludwig Bemelmans sketched Lady Mendl at After All, her Beverly Hills, California, home; she is seated with one of her toy poodles.

digital history project: Colony Club New York City Woman's Club

The original Colony Club - The Trellis-Room, whose vine-clad walls, fountain and garden vases gived it a pleasant air of outdoor life. Interiors designed by Miss Elsie De Wolfe.

A painting by Julian La Trobe of After All, the Beverly Hills, California, house where decorator Elsie de Wolfe and her husband, Sir Charles Mendl, settled in the 1940s. The couple became Hollywood’s preeminent hosts.

Decorator Elsie de Wolfe Took L.A. by Storm in the 1940s

How Elsie de Wolfe, the world’s most famous decorator, fled the Nazis, unrolled the chintz, and became the toast of Tinseltown

Villa Trianon, Elsie de Wolfe

Villa Trianon, Elsie de Wolfe

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The Fabulous Parties of Elsie de Wolfe

A jazz horn and reed band featuring a singer in gold lamé serenades the crowd. Though unidentified, the singer was likely the West Virginian Ada “Bricktop” Smith, or someone else featured at her Paris club, Chez Bricktop.