Has there ever been an American decorator as famous as Dorothy Draper?
Draper was a preacher and teacher whose how-to books and Good Housekeeping columns provided middle-class housewives with affordable ideas for making their homes more functional and comfortable. Thanks to her originality as a stylist and her daring as a businesswoman, she became one of the most respected career women in the United States. In the Pink: Dorothy Draper, America's Most Fabulous Decorator, lavishly illustrates for the first time Draper's most important projects. From the Greenbrier resort in West Virginia and Quitandinha in Brazil to her innovative fabrics for F. Schumacher & Co. and her automobile and airplane interiors of the 1950s, Draper continues to influence designers today.
Author: VARNEY CARLETON
Publication date: 01/09/2012