Monday, February 14, 2011

Ever hear of Dorthy Draper?

This Was Dorthy Draper Americian Designer.























This Castle is on the coast of Wales.. Donat . Remember the Actor Robert Donate? He was Good Bye Mr Chips.






She designed For Wm. R. Hearst



























































Dorothy Draper-



My friend Mitzi worked with her and told me of the Castles
all over Europe that she decorated. We Antique shopped
together and I was always learning
with her. In fact I learned more from
Mitzi than in my Design courses.
She also did the Fairmont Hotel
in San Francisco.
The Palmer House in Chicago. The orig was built by a
Man named Potter the Hotel was the most lavish
wedding gift known. His wife Bertha was a socialite.
It was lost to the 1871 fire Chicago fire,
13 days after the grand opening.


He negotiated a loan of $1.7 million on his signature
to rebuild the Hotel. Bertha befriended Claude Monet
and is said to have the largest collection of his work in the USA.
The Palmer House hosted Presidents, Oscar Wilde, Dickens, Sinatra,
Judy Garland, on and on.




Draper was
famous for her Huge Cabbage Rose Chintz..Loved bold colors and big stripes, Mouldings and Paneling and Checkered Floors.



Must not forget "The fabulous Greenbrier Resort"
in 1948 Draper did so mant fabulous places in Europe also,
The resort had seen the likes of Prince Rainer, Duke of Windsor etc etc. Cha cha cha.



I had some friends that took a train and spent a week there . They told me all about it. Fabulous.















Carlton Varney was her protege. He now runs the company.



Dorothy Draper was the very first woman in America to

form her own Company of Interior Design in 1923.










Posted by Yvonne @ lapetite Gallery
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