Dorothy Draper (1889 –1969) the most influential American interior designer of the 20th century. She is to interior design as Coco Channel is to fashion — a pioneer, an inspiration!
Dorothy Draper was quoted saying "Never look back, except for an occasional glance, look ahead and plan for the future. Success is not built on past laurels, but rather on a continuous activity. Keep busy searching out new ideas and, experimentally, keep ahead of the times, or at least up with them."
Draper created a new style known as "Modern Baroque", adding a modern flare to a classical style. She used ornate moldings and plaster designs on almost every surface of a room, combined with flamboyant color combinations. Dorothy Draper believed that the energy of beautiful and bright vivid colors would make people feel happier, so she led design away from the dark color schemes used throughout the Victorian style of design and introduced bright colorful color schemes. She also chose color schemes that were very dramatic and contrasting such as black with white and adding in some bits of color. Along with using bright and extreme color schemes, she also used bold textures and materials in her designs. She combined different colors, fabrics and patterns together, combining stripes with floral patterns. She often used large, oversized details and a lot of mirrors.
One of Dorothy Draper's most famous designs was the The Greenbrier Hotel in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
Dorothy Draper-inspired Design
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I love that interior designs... the pink room with golden mirrow... unbelievable...
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Her sense of style and space is amazing! The rooms are decorated so beautifully.
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Such talent! I have never been to the Greenbrier Hotel, but my husband grew up just a few miles away. I've heard a lot of talk of its great beauty, but I had no idea that Dorothy Draper did the design. Beautiful and informative post.ReplyDelete
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These spaces are a bit too much for my style, but I love them. SO chic and elegant.ReplyDelete
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Hi Aurelia! Thanks so much for paying a visit to my blog. I actually am really glad that I came to your blog since I am planning a move into my own apartment very soon. This is such an inspirational post, all I've been thinking about is how I will decorate my apartment and I can definitely use some of Dorothy's ideas. The big green bed is gorgeous I wish I had it lol.ReplyDelete
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Love her monochromatic rooms with a pop of color! So beautiful.ReplyDelete
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You always have the best inspirational pictures for home decor! Since i'm in the process of decorating and furnishing my home, its perfect!ReplyDelete
Where can I get myself one of those fur throws on the bed? Very inspirational! When I get my own apartment, your blog will be the first that I check out! :)ReplyDelete
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Love how these rooms are fun but sophisticated. Makes me want to redecorate!ReplyDelete
Some lovely spaces there but I think my favourite would have to be the pink one - I love pink and I love that giraffe!ReplyDelete
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She was talented in being able to combine colors and patterns in such an attention-grabbing way.ReplyDelete
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A rare and true talent indeed!ReplyDelete
This post is really inspiring, but on the other hand it breaks my heart when I look at all these gorgeous designs!ReplyDelete
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The classic beauty of Dorothy Draper! It doesn't get much better. Thanks so much for popping by and for following, Aurelia. So nice to "meet" you!ReplyDelete
amazing and inspiring! <3 i wish i could have a pretty and comfy home like those photos...ReplyDelete
Love the green foyer. Love that she has fun with design and is not afraid to think outside the box... that makes for the very best spaces! Happy Friday to you. xoReplyDelete
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I love your decoration ideas! That green bed is amazing! I wish I had my own house (and lots of money) to decorate it!
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Love these photos especially the ones with the green sofa and the green bed! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
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Thanks for your sweet comment :) I'm definitely following back!! Amazing pictures and decor by the way!! Love the silver and beige bathroom!! xoxoReplyDelete
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Shasie of Live Life in Style
What a great designer!!! I am loving that hotel!!!ReplyDelete
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The interior design in those rooms are absolutely beautiful. Even if I could just hang out in those rooms and not actually live there, I'd be so happy haha.ReplyDelete
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it's all a bit too colorful for my taste, but in general it's very pretty :)ReplyDelete
these designs are just amazing, but unfortunately are appropriate for very big spaces.ReplyDelete
GOSH.....this is so... luxorious for me!!! Would like to have my appartment at least A LITTLE bit like that!!!ReplyDelete
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Love the photos, everything looks in place, and its all just so amazing! :)ReplyDelete
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Love the images you used. Her designs are classic.ReplyDelete
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She is indeed a creative genius :)ReplyDelete
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Gorgeous pictures. Love the designs and colors! Love the pink and green bed.ReplyDelete
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Gorgeous pictures! So inspiring.ReplyDelete
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The colour green seems to be so popular at the moment! I love the photo with the green wallpaper and that beautiful mirror. What a wonderful post you have shared. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Megan @ Storybook Love Affair
У нас люди обычно такие интерьеры не любят. Считают слишком аляповатыми.ReplyDelete
Love this design! Love this pics!ReplyDelete
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wow. those designs are really good. <3 I hope I can design like her.ReplyDelete
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I didn't know her but I absolutely adore her style!!! GORGEOUS!!ReplyDelete
Love this! The jolt of colour is so uplifting.ReplyDelete
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