Have a peek inside one of the private dining rooms at the Cosmopolitan Club in New York City, as seen back in the 1930s.
It’s notable for the color ideas it offered — the use of misty gunmetal glass in the wall panels and in the dome ceiling, and an emphasis on glitter in the charming accessories.
Walls — a subtle pinkish tone, accented by a huge leaf design in off-whites with Hack veining — were painted by Charles Howard.
That leaf motif inspired the designs of the needlepoint chair seats, each worked by a member of the club.
The elegant formal dining room’s chairs were modernized Directoire in white, and the dining table and console had tops of silvered glass on carved white pedestals.
There were glittering crystal candelabra, and a bouquet of ruby glass and crystal flowers on the console picked up the coloring of curtains, which were of soft corded silk to match the walls, faced with red. The rug was off-white.
Claire Kennard and Constance Ripley, the decorators of this room, also designed the crystal accessories. The architect of the club was Thomas Harlan Ellett.