Tuesday, March 22, 2011

from our library | dorothy draper

Readers, meet Dorothy Draper.

As Architectural Digest described her, she was
"a true artist of the design world who became a celebrity
in the modern sense of the word, virtually creating
the image of the decorator in the popular mind." 

Born to a wealthy and privileged family in 1889, in one of the most exclusive communities in American history, Tuxedo Park, Dorothy Draper was the first to “professionalize” the interior design industry by establishing, in 1923, the first interior design company in the United States, something that until then was unheard of, and also at a time when it was considered daring for a woman to go into business for herself.... read more here

Dorothy Draper's Classic Books... a great addition to any library!

Dorothy Draper Dresser, 1940's

one of Dorothy Draper's most famous designs

get the look!

Dorothy Draper's Colors For Your Home
all by Benjamin Moore

Lily Mirror by Oly Studio
Available through Jessica McIntyre Interiors

Dorothy Draper Side Table, Glam Furniture

Baroque Bouquet in Black
Carleton Varney by the Yard

North Shore Stripe, Dark Green
Carleton Varney by the Yard

Dorothy Draper Hollywood Regency Sofa
Michael Contessa through 1st Dibs

Table Lamps by Port 68
Available through Jessica McIntyre Interiors

Pagoda Jewelry Box by Global Views
Available through Jessica McIntyre Interiors

Samba Contigo Rug by Second Studio

Faux Malachite Side Table
Available through Jessica McIntyre Interiors

In The Pink
Coffee Table Book by Carleton Varney

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