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Dorothy Draper The Queen Of Decorating

Dorothy Draper (November 22, 1889 – March 11, 1969) was an American interior decorator. Stylistically very anti-minimalist, she would use bright, exuberant colors and large prints that would encompass whole walls. 372 more words


An Introduction to Hollywood Regency Design - Part II

In Part I of this post, we discussed a definition of Hollywood Regency design and its history. A racier definition if you’ve not read Part I, was provided in a 2005 LA Times article where the author describes Hollywood Regency as a “promiscuous mix of Georgian, Federal, and Second Empire flourishes.” True or not, it sure sounds exciting, and these interiors really can be exciting. 1,424 more words

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An Introduction to Hollywood Regency Design - Part I

The purpose of this post is to begin an exploration of the style we now refer to as Hollywood Regency.  We’ll start with its roots, the design principles, social environment, and interior designers who initially popularized the style during Hollywood’s golden age. 806 more words

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Good morning, Dorothy

I should start as I mean to continue, with a few rooms by one of my interiors heroes, Ms Dorothy Draper. I love how she uses colour, and how she creates such an instantly recognisable tableau. 29 more words

A Touch of the Tropics

By: Nikki Hunt

Perhaps it is a reaction to my childhood memories of long bleak English winters but I love tropical inspired décor schemes. No other décor theme comes close to invoking the same sense of easy, living and warm, sunny happy days. 251 more words

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Design Styles Explained: Hollywood Regency

I mentioned in my overview of design styles that huge shouts need to go out to 2 big names in Hollywood Regency, Dorothy Draper and… 481 more words


Decorating is Sheer Fun: A Look at Dorothy Draper and Her Five Principles of Design

“Decorating is just sheer fun: a delight in color, an awareness of balance, a feeling for lighting, a sense of style, a zest for life, and an amused enjoyment of the smart accessories of the moment.” ~ Dorothy Draper…

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