Must Have: Dorothy

We have spoken in the past about our love for Dorothy Draper.  
Well, here is another opportunity to enjoy her unique +  baroque in your space. 

You can now purchase Draper inspired furniture from Kindel


Originally designed by Dorothy Draper in a much larger scale as a clock for The Greenbrier Hotel in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, the Neo Baroque style was very typical of her taste in design.



Another  original designed by Draper for The Greenbrier Hotel , West Virginia


The España Bunching Chest was designed by Dorothy Draper by invitation of the Spanish government to design a collection to raise the profile of Spanish design in the international market. 


This Regency chair was a favorite of Mrs. Draper's and today is used throughout The Greenbrier in West Virginia. The detailed carvings on the fluted, front legs, top crest rail, and feather detail in the back are accented with gold paint.


An adaptation done by Kindel, the original curio was designed by Draper for the Greenbrier Hotel, but Kindel has changed the scale to fit today's environment.


INTERIOR DESIGNER LESSON:
From the 1930’s to the 1960’s, Dorothy Draper was the most famous decorator in America. A pioneering businesswoman and expert colorist, she used her trademark cabbage-rose chintz and neo-baroque plasterwork to create innovative and dramatic interiors for apartment houses, hotels, restaurants, theaters, department stores and private homes.

The Dorothy Draper Collection, is a collaboration with Carleton Varney, the current president and owner of Dorothy Draper and Co. in New York. This collection is versatile in its offerings of painted and wood finishes. The articles of furniture are reproductions adaptations and inspirations from the Draper’s corporate design work at such institutions as The Greenbrier Hotel, The Mark Hopkins Hotel, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Hampshire House.

The world of Dorothy Draper is one that combines old-world glamour with a current lifestyle and a wink of reverence for the past.


Also, we recommend her book "In The Pink"

Wrap Me Up, Baby!

Slither Some Snake