Creating a Room ™ – Lee Radziwill

Creating a Room ™ – Lee Radziwill

Lee Radziwill dining room

“If I really can be said to have a personal style, I think it is reflected in my taste for the exotic and the unexpected. I like to create rooms which are essentially traditional—and then add touches of the bizarre and the delicious.”

– Lee Radziwill

This month’s CREATING A ROOM features the Park Avenue dining room of Lee Radziwill that graced the cover of Architectural Digest in January 1982.

Lee Radziwill was known to most as a fashion icon, a perennial on the worlds best dressed list, a style maker and sister of Jacqueline Kennedy.

Lee had an easy, elegant style and a love of fashion and flowers – evident in many of her interiors. During her life Lee had residences in England, Paris and New York, and all of them had a taste of the “exotic and unexpected.” She worked with Renzo Mongiardino on Turville La Grange and in her book wrote about how much she learned from him. Turville was a country house of flowers and Lee described her Park Avenue apartment as “more like Turville, in that all the fabrics on the walls were strewn with flowers, giving it a country feel, with French doors opening onto the terrace. I used most of the same furniture, so it had an echo of the past.”

The dining room here gives a feeling of being enveloped in a garden, layered with flowers and framed with botanicals. The Regency dining table and black chairs upholstered in leopard velvet are the focal point of the space.

While light streams through the shuttered window one can only imagine it lit solely with candles in the evening.

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The Decorating

Botanical Paper


Richards Mirror

Chelsea House

Small Tole Palm Tree

Kenny Ball Antiques

Henredon Regency Style Side Chairs

1st Dibs

Yangon Console Table

Chelsea House

Regency Table with Triple Gilded Dolphin Base

Avery & Dash

19th C. Botanical Engravings


Bold Lattice Rug


English Regency Table

Antique and Artisan Gallery

Tinned Copper Spices Caddy Box

1st Dibs

Set of 6 Regency Caned Side Chairs

1st Dibs

Porcelain Cachepots

Antique and Artisan Gallery

Bowery Rug

Ballard Designs

Stewart Arm Chair

Hickory Chair

Charles X Burl Chinoiserie Decorated Chest

Wolf Hall Antique Collective

Chinoiserie/Greek Key Table

One Kings Lane

CAN Console Table

Red Egg

Faux Ficus


Penwork Cabinet

Parc Monceau

Gueridon Table

Dalton Bain

Eucalyptus Leaf


Ballinger Mirror

Chelsea House

Dolphin Table Supports


Faux Palm

Pottery Barn

Taavi Autumn

Stark Carpet

Faux Ming Aralia Tree

Alcott Hill

Directoire Style Armchair

Parc Monceau


Parc Monceau

Raqi Round Baskets


Porcelain Ice Pails

Bardith, Ltd.

Healing Spring’s Console

Century Furniture


Red Egg

British Colonial Botanical

Coco and Dash

Malaberica Leaves in Color


Plant Stands

Get the Gusto

On the Table

Boston Goblet

Villeroy & Boch

Wine Goblet


Caroline Glassware

William Yeoward

Corinne Tumbler

William Yeoward

Esme Candlesticks

William Yeoward

Rachel Wine Carafe

William Yeoward

Rachel Wine Carafe

William Yeoward

Tahiti Flatware


Faneuil Flatware

Tiffany & Co.

Milano Flatware


Empire Flatware


Paris Table Linens

Julia B.

Festival Napkins


Venezia Table Linens

Julia B.

Leontine Linens: Donald hemstitch

Hemstitch Linen Dinner Napkin

Leontine Linens

Pearl Dessert Plates


Haviland & Parlon Arc en Ciel, Yellow

Scully & Scully

Aegean Gold Filet Collection



Tiffany & Co.

Chinoise Blue Service


On the Bookshelf

Lee Radziwill cover


By Lee Radziwill

Jackie, Janet & Lee

By J. Randy Taraborrelli

Jackie, Janet & Lee

By J. Randy Taraborrelli

Jackie, Janet & Lee

By J. Randy Taraborrelli

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