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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

Nikki Hunt

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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Palm Beach Preppy

Do you have a morning routine? Every morning I get up by 5:45 a.m. The first thing I do is brush my teeth and then make some coffee. 376 more words

Interior Design

Designer Profile: Dorothy Draper

I’m in awe of this woman, who only came to my attention in 2008 when I visited The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. (How is it possible that my short stint at New England School of Art and Design in the Interiors program back in the mid-90’s neglected to mention her?   583 more words