Dede's personal taste is decidedly old world, as illustrated by her formal living room. All of her homes feature a pink, yellow, and green color scheme - her favorite.
Dede's father helped form her aesthetic. "He loved antiques shows and auctions. We went to Europe in the summer when I was little, spending weekends at the flea market in Paris and at museums - not on the tennis court."
Dede mixes family photos in with beautiful objects. The striped silk taffeta curtains are by Scalamandre.
An impressionist canvas and copy of a Syrie Maugham sofa set the tone in the living room.
Dede fell in love with this Mary Cassat painting because of the girl. The dog also reminds her of her Norwich Terrier, Eliza.
The grand entryway provides ample space for Dede's celebrations, including her legendary Christmas parties. Roses are brought down weekly from her Napa Valley estate.
The home's art-filled foyer.
Chinese figures on an accent table.
A wrought-iron gate beckons visitors into the conservatory.
The conservatory has a retractable roof and panoramic city views.
Though she rotates art throughout her house regularly, the collector's bedroom hasn't changed since the 1980s. "I can't find another fabric I like," she admits.
Dede Wilsey wearing Oscar de la Renta in her Pacific Heights dining room.
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