Wednesday, January 18, 2012

DECORATING ICON DOROTHY DRAPER***


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







via Architectural Digest, blog.designpublic.com, wikipedia.org, pinterest,
 
                                     Aurelia
 

106 comments:

  1. I love the designs and prints. The mix prints are fabulous. The colours and combination of textures.


    Un saludo,
    Fran.


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  2. How many colours!Very original!Saludos!!

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  3. Thanks for following me I'm following you now too. What an interesting and inspiring blog you have I absolutely love the photograph of the staircase would love to do a shoot there!

    secretstare

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  4. Her style was so bold and elegant!

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  5. It's incredible how much a wallpaper can change a room!

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  6. MY OH MY what a gorgeous blog you have! Thank you for visiting today! Anita

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  7. Thank you for visiting ... You have an absolute gorgeous blog! Love the Audrey quote in your header. It's a pleasure to follow your blog too! HHL

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  8. Very beautiful and interesting post!!!
    I love that interior designs... the pink room with golden mirrow... unbelievable...

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  9. thanks for commenting n following mine. I do follow back! :)
    your blog is so nice! and this post is awesome. my dream House! perfect! :D

    have a nice day,
    http://riskinovianti.blogspot.com/

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  10. this looks amazing! i'm your newest follower :)
    Veronika
    www.livinginwinterpeg.blogspot.com

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  11. Thanks for stopping by and following me. I just wanted to let you know that I am now following you back.I look forward to reading more from your Blog. I hope you'll stop by to visit my blog from time to time.

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  12. Thank you so much for following me! I love your blog, and have followed too!
    Her sense of style and space is amazing! The rooms are decorated so beautifully.

    xoxo
    Meera

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  13. I loved! Soon, I will do a technical course in Interior Design. Beautiful inspiration !!!!:)

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  14. very pretty photos, i wish my house looked like that! i'm following you too, hope you visit my blog again soon!

    http://tidbitsofaddiction.blogspot.com

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  15. 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.

    Keri

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  16. Thanks for sharing these photos! I love them! kisses http://trendytips-trendygirls.blogspot.com

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  17. Des couleurs fascinantes qui donnent du baume au coeur...
    Gros bisous

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  18. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog! I am so happy I found yours, this post is amazing. I am an interior design lover and that bold wallpaper with the big mirror on the stairs is so perfect. I also love the furry bed picture! Following following following!

    xx

    http://www.currently-craving.blogspot.com

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  19. thank you for commenting and following my blog ...your post is so awesome and I'm feeling lucky that I saw this post :) I'm following you too.. :)

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  20. Woow I love her style !! I want the leaves carpet so badly !!!

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  21. Great inspirational photos! :)

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  22. great post! love the bedrooms so much! very nice pick!
    your blog is so darling!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  23. thanks for your comment:) I love the colours of the bedroom! Your blog is super! Of course that I follow you back:) XOXO

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  24. Such a gorgeous place ! love all these images, really glamorous look.

    Thanks for following, I use Bloglovin' myself so I'm follower there now! :)

    Have a great day,

    xx Satu
    Indie by Heart

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  25. These spaces are a bit too much for my style, but I love them. SO chic and elegant.

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  26. Beautiful photos, thank you for sharing! And thank you for the sweet comment.. following you back now xo

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  27. 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.

    xoxo
    FAKE EMPIRE
    www.shopfake.com

    I am following!

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  28. Hi! Thanks for following me =)

    Following you back!

    http://myveryownoneyearproject.blogspot.com

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  29. Love her monochromatic rooms with a pop of color! So beautiful.
    Have a nice Thursday!
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  30. You always have the best inspirational pictures for home decor! Since i'm in the process of decorating and furnishing my home, its perfect!

    XX

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  31. 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! :)

    www.kristenglam.blogspot.com

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  32. Amazing decoration and very inspiring!
    Check out my new post! <3

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  33. Love how these rooms are fun but sophisticated. Makes me want to redecorate!
    Following!
    xo Annie
    newenglandromance.blogspot.com

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  34. Some lovely spaces there but I think my favourite would have to be the pink one - I love pink and I love that giraffe!

    Hugs, Stephie x

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  35. wow...so glamorous designed rooms...lovely post!!!

    a kiss from the
    cocobloggers

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  36. im in the process of buying a new house!
    these are such great inspirations! <3

    xx.
    http://lalainlaland.blogspot.com/

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  37. She was talented in being able to combine colors and patterns in such an attention-grabbing way.

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  38. wow - can you imagine living in such wonderfully decorated spaces? It would be so serene!

    Amber
    Ambersmouthwash

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  39. all this home decor is soooo beautiful!!!!!!! :D

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  40. This post is really inspiring, but on the other hand it breaks my heart when I look at all these gorgeous designs!

    I am your follower now thanks for visiting.

    xo Dia!

    www.peach-punch.com

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  41. 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!

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  42. amazing and inspiring! <3 i wish i could have a pretty and comfy home like those photos...

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  43. 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. xo

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  44. me encanta tu blog.
    te sigo
    follow me in
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  45. thanks for your visit. Greats pictures. I love your blog, I'm your new follower!!
    kisses
    Pau

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  46. Love all these beautiful pictures...they are so inspiring

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  47. Wow.... nice pictures!
    I wish you a happy weekend.
    Yvonne

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  48. Nice photos!
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  49. Hello Flower!
    Thank you for visiting my blog! And follow me!
    Sure, I'll follow you!
    garota-smart.blogspot.com

    I loved your blog!
    Kisses!

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  50. Thanks for your comment in my blog, dear!

    I love your decoration ideas! That green bed is amazing! I wish I had my own house (and lots of money) to decorate it!

    I follow you! Do the same if you liked my blog!

    Vicky
    lamaletadeolivia.blogspot.com

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  51. Thank you so much for your comment. I am honoured!!!
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  52. Wonderful!!!!
    Have a nice weekend!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  53. Amazing decoration ideas!
    Thank you very very much for your lovely comment and follow. Follow back!
    Have a nice weekend, dear ♥
    xx

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  54. thanks for your comment!
    i'm following you now!
    xoxo

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  55. Love these photos especially the ones with the green sofa and the green bed! Thanks for sharing!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  56. Lovely blog!! I am following you back! :)

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  57. Thanks for your sweet comment :) I'm definitely following back!! Amazing pictures and decor by the way!! Love the silver and beige bathroom!! xoxo

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  58. Wow I love these inspirational decors! Thanks for commenting on my blog! I'm now following you :-)

    Shasie of Live Life in Style

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  59. What a great designer!!! I am loving that hotel!!!

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  60. Love this, so girly and yet so cool!

    xx
    E

    http://byebye-blondie.blogspot.com/

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  61. Great blog!! Of course I follow you!! Follow each other??

    Big kiss!!

    www.marilynsclosetblog.com

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  62. love this kind of pics. this is such an inspiration for me.

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  63. Beautiful! Love the green couch :D
    xo -vv

    rdy4wknd.blogspot.com

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  64. I love it! Wonderful! Great post!
    Kisses

    www.ineedhangers.blogspot.com

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  65. love your selection of picturess. they are stunning. following you nowww =)
    love, alex

    itsmineimadeit.com

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  66. Such an incredible decor! Love the pattern and colour mixing (blocking!), so unexpected but very original and classy at the same time! xx

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  67. hey dear, I've given you an award for your blog. the question can u find on my blog.

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  68. 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.

    http://carrymel.blogspot.com

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  69. it's all a bit too colorful for my taste, but in general it's very pretty :)

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  70. these designs are just amazing, but unfortunately are appropriate for very big spaces.

    http://excurlythoughts.blogspot.com

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  71. GOSH.....this is so... luxorious for me!!! Would like to have my appartment at least A LITTLE bit like that!!!

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  72. OMG! Everything are so beautiful *--*

    http://colorful-mushrooms.blogspot.com/

    Kisses ;*

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  73. Dziekuje za komentarz! Przepiekne wnetrza. Bardzo inspirujacy blog:)

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  74. Love the photos, everything looks in place, and its all just so amazing! :)

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  75. Wow, I really like these styles - so vivid and vibrant!

    ♥,
    Minna
    Missingsparkles.com

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  76. Wonderful pics! :)
    I follow you. Do you want to follow me back? Thanks.
    xo

    http://candiescloset.blogspot.com/

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  77. Love the images you used. Her designs are classic.

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  78. Thanks for following, sweety! See you soon!

    Vicky
    lamaletadeolivia.blogspot.com

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  79. She is indeed a creative genius :)

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  80. I just discovered your blog and I think it's AMAZING! You're so creative :)

    Check out my blog, you'll love it :)
    mayasfashioncorner.blogspot.com

    Xoxo, Maya <3

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  81. Gorgeous pictures. Love the designs and colors! Love the pink and green bed.


    xx
    Heel in Mint

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  82. Gorgeous pictures! So inspiring.

    -Angela
    Headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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  83. A very nice post! I follow u if u like follow me thanks! Kiss

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  84. 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!

    Megan @ Storybook Love Affair

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  85. У нас люди обычно такие интерьеры не любят. Считают слишком аляповатыми.

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  86. Love this design! Love this pics!
    Thanks for your lovely comment!
    Now we are you're new follower! Kiss:)

    http://todayilook.blogspot.com

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  87. Thank u for the lovely comment and for following!
    Followed u back

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  89. Thank you dear! Followed you back :)

    xoxo

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  90. Tnks u for ur comment! ^-^ Great pictures!

    xx from

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  91. wow. those designs are really good. <3 I hope I can design like her.

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  92. Было очень интересно почитать о Дороти Дрейпер. У нее есть, чему поучиться.

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  93. I didn't know her but I absolutely adore her style!!! GORGEOUS!!
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

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  94. Love this! The jolt of colour is so uplifting.
    Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm now following!

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  95. Cute pics and cute decor! Love entry hun! :)
    x0x0x0x
    LB

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