Anderson Cooper Is Renovating His Apartment

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"Elmo think Andy needs to call Sleepy's!" "Elmo! Ha ha! You said that night would stay between us!" Photo: Getty Images

If you are a regular watcher of Live With Regis and Kelly, you know that Anderson Cooper has been sleeping on the same mattress for decades. Yes, that's the same Anderson Cooper who is a highly paid television personality and also a Vanderbilt heir. You'd think someone who has spent the night in his apartment over the past few years would have gotten fed up and made him change it, right? No — turns out the person pushing him to change the bed is his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt. Buried in this (quite awesome) story about her decorating choices for her showroom in the Kips Bay Decorator Show House is news that the Manderson is doing some redecorating of his own:

[Vanderbilt's design partner Matthew Patrick Smyth] also had a unicorn painted on the side of the chest of drawers. He covered the headboard of the bed in a silver-blue moiré fabric that he had designed for Schumacher. (Ms. Vanderbilt reported that she had sent a swatch of it to Mr. Cooper, who she said is redoing his apartment. “It’s very subtle,” she added. “Anderson liked it.”)


Coop's getting a new bed! With silver-blue moiré fabric on the headboard, maybe! We hope they sent over the bureau with the unicorn, too.

Little Gloria Was Happy Here [NYT]