The drapery cornices are an original dorothy draper design. Our own line of distinctive fabrics and wallcoverings includes heritage dorothy draper designs as well as new collections from carleton varney and brinsley matthews available exclusively to the trade.
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Dorothy draper projects. Shop exclusive products from design icons dorothy draper and carleton varney including books home accessories such as throw pillows in our exclusive prints scarves lighting and gifts. There were projects in arrowhead springs california which became a playground and escape for the hollywood elite in the late 1930s and during the war as american belts tightened a lavish casino resort in the new capital of brasilia. The draper touch design luminary dorothy draper s lush bold sense of color and scale marks her numerous collections for schumacher.
Dorothy draper incorporated with its logo of intertwined ds was born. In 1923 she established the interior design company architectural clearing house which later became dorothy draper co. During world war ii it was used as a military hospital.
This bright chintz manor rose was one of her first for schumacher. At this time in history her marriage could have dictated her path in life as society wife however dorothy had other ideas. One of dorothy draper s most famous designs was the greenbrier hotel in white sulphur springs west virginia.
Our own line of distinctive fabrics and wallcoverings includes heritage dorothy draper designs as well as new collections from carleton varney and brinsley matthews available exclusively to the trade. Draper passed away in 1969 and in 2006 she became the first interior designer to be honored with a retrospective exhibition of her work. Shop exclusive products from design icons dorothy draper and carleton varney including books home accessories such as throw pillows in our exclusive prints scarves lighting and gifts.
One of her last projects was the international hotel at idlewild airport which is now new york s jfk. Dorothy draper was born in 1889 to the wealthy tuckerman family in new york and married dr. Draper after all was a dame who specialized in firsts starting in 1925 when she opened the architectural clearing house arguably the first official interior design business.
After the war the chesapeake and ohio railroad repurchased the property and dorothy draper was retained to redecorate the entire resort. She had style she had a new way of thinking about interiors and she was going to do something about it. She lavishes many of these patterns on her dramatic interiors for the iconic greenbrier hotel.
Last year varney replaced an aqua blue and white trellis wallpaper in the lower lobby where guests register with two sets of zuber. Draper s major project during world war ii was brazil s quitandinha hotel which featured handsome baroque pieces like this south american made commode. George draper in 1912.