The occupation of Frances Adler Elkins (1888-1953), sister of popular Chicago architect David Adler, spanned greater than 3 many years.

An avant-garde decorator and arbiter of style, Elkins used to be celebrated for impressed designs that built-in quite a lot of classes and kinds, from u . s . French to chinoiserie to artwork deco, and featured furnishings by means of such up to date designers as Jean-Michel Frank and Alberto Giacometti. This ebook provides a excursion of twenty-9 sumptuous Elkins interiors, together with a number of collaborations with Adler. Elkins’s illustrious purchasers prolonged from coast to coast and as a ways afield as Hawaii, together with many personal and public commissions in northern and southern California and the Midwest. Generously illustrated with 160 surprising colour images in addition to black-and-white pictures, the ebook features a checklist of decided on purchasers and a visible stock of decided on furnishings, materials, wallpapers, and equipment liked by means of Elkins. 100 colour and 60 b/w illustrations