Who was Dorothy Draper?? Well, in 1923, she was the first person to actually establish an interior design company, thus making it a true profession! How cool?
As a true “Interior Designer”, she made huge strides in the field and broke through what was considered safe and common at the time. She was known to pair uncommon colors and print together, her motto? “If it looks right, it is right”. (dorothydraper.com)
I love her use of bold contrast in color and prints!
Just a few of her largest and most well know project include the restaurant at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, nicknamed “The Dorotheum”, the Greenbrier Hotel in West Virginia, and the Camellia House, Drake Hotel in Chicago.
Benjamin Moore even came up with a Dorothy Draper color palette and several famous designers such as Jonathan Adler and Kelly Wearstler have done design projects in ode to her as well.
I wonder, what would the design world be like without Dorothy Draper? Would we be living in boring little tone-on-tone boxes?
If you need help designing your own Dorothy Draper inspired room, contact me!