Hutton Wilkinson's new house is featured in the March issue of Harper's Bazaar. The house is decorated in vibrant hues of jewel tones with an eclectic mix of patterns. French furniture is painted and ornate architectural elements add depth to the exotic interior.
Hutton Wilkinson is a designer of interiors, and and one-of-a-kind jewelry sold at Bergdorf's, Saks and Istdibs. He is also the creative director and president of Tony Duquette, Inc., president of The Anthony and Elizabeth Duquette Foundation for the Living Arts as well as The Elsie de Wolfe Foundation. Author of Tony Duquette, co-written with Wendy Goodman in 2007, is now in its fifth printing, and his More Is More.
A brilliant expanse of peacock blue cozies up to an Italian beechwood frame with
a dark cherry finish. USA made of leather by Old Hickory Tannery . 28.5"W x
35.5"D x 37.5"T. Old Hickory Tannery Leather Chair $1459 Sold Through Horchow
A preview of the style contained in Tony Duquette:
Inside the Hilltop Estate (The famous Cover of Tony Duquette) Connoisseur Magazine
Inside the Hilltop Estate (The famous Cover of Tony Duquette) Hauser Magazine
Inside the Hilltop Estate (The famous Cover of Tony Duquette) House & Garden Magazine
An interview with Style Compass at 1st Dibs tells us he likes strong, clear, jewel colors. - Amethyst, peridot, citrine, ruby, emerald, sapphire... no muddy browns or reds - the color of dried blood please! We like brilliant shiny gold,and sometimes a dull bronze to set things off. My idea of a beige room is one painted coral with emerald green accents. Tony Duquette used to say ''Green is a neutral color." I agree with him"
Tony Duquette was a favored interior designer of Hollywood for more then five decades and to this day remains just as influential as ever. Tony Duquette was a native of Los Angeles, California and an internationally acclaimed artist and designer. Duquette was awarded scholarships at both the prestigious Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles and the Yale School of the Theatre. After graduating from Chouinard he began working in promotional advertising, creating special environments for the latest seasonal fashions. He also began to free lance for well-known designers such as the legendary William Haines, James Pendleton and Adrian.
Upon moving to Los Angeles, Tony was discovered by Lady Elsie de Wolfe Mendl, the international arbiter of taste. Through the patronage of Sir Charles and Lady Mendl, Duquette was able to establish himself as one of the leading designers in Los Angeles, where he worked increasingly for the film Industry, creating beautiful costumes and settings for many Metro Goldwyn Mayer productions. During the 1960’s and 70’s the Duquettes continued to travel extensively, working in Austria, Ireland and France as well as New York, Dallas, San Francisco, South America and the Orient. Duquette created elegant interiors for Doris Duke, Norton Simon and J. Paul Getty, a castle in Ireland for Elizabeth Arden and a penthouse in the Hawaiian Islands. His interiors for commercial and public spaces are well known, notably the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Sheraton Universal Hotel, and sculptures and tapestries for the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Chicago.
Top two pictures: Hutton Wilkinson Elle March 2002, Hutton Wilkinson Town and Country Dec 98
Up until his death at the age of 85, Tony Duquette continued creating magical interiors, extraordinary one of a kind jewelry and works of art. Final projects, which he completed with the assistance of his business partner and design collaborator of 30 years, Hutton Wilkinson included interiors for an 18th century Parisian apartment located on the historic Place de Palais Bourbon in Paris and creative interiors for the historic 12th century Palazzo Brandolini on the Grand Canal in Venice. As per his wishes his design business continues under the direction of his business partner Hutton Wilkinson, President and Artistic Director for Tony Duquette Studios, Inc.
Duquette’s extraordinary house in Beverly Hills, Dawbridge, continues as the headquarters for the design organization and will serve unchanged as an inspiration for the creative works to follow. Hutton Wilkinson continues to present collections of fine jewelry and home furnishings inspired by designs which he and Tony Duquette created together over their thirty years of artistic collaboration. These creations are currently available through select Saks Fifth Avenue stores including, New York and Palm Beach.