School of Decorating
Dorothy Draper School of Decorating hosted by The Greenbrier White
Sulphur Springs, WV. Offering one week decorating course designed by
Carleton Varney that will engage each participant in the art of
creating interiors and enhancing one’s decorating abilities, finding
your own personality and improving your lifestyle.
Enjoy the setting of the Greenbrier and learn from bold and exciting interior masters and visiting guest speakers. 2012 Dates: February 26 - March 2, March 25-30, April 29-May 4, and June 10-15. Limited enrollment. For more information please contact: Joellen Kerr 304-536-5319, 212-758-2810 or Jkerr@dorothydraper.com
From a sea-side cottage to a castle our company have the expertise and wealth of knowledge to make your wishes a reality. We tailor our services to our clients needs, keeping in mind all the practical and creative requirements. We create some of the most charming to majestic properties around the world. Please contact us about your particular interior wishes.
Carleton Varney has paired with Benjamin Moore to create a Dorothy Draper color style that focuses on the vivid, as well as the symphonically pastel. The Draper pallet believes that the neutrals go way beyond beige, white, and grey. The Varney/Draper neutrals are soft aquamarine blue, sunny yellow and even pink. And you do know or may not; pink, chocolate, and caramel all go together.
Dorothy Draper & Co’s senior architect, Daniel Parker, is able to transform any space in both the classic way or in the contemporary style. The firm has taken on the design of every style from Moroccan to Grecian to ultra modern – highlighting the structural world with glass, granite, and steel interiors.
Special Events Planning
While working on projects, Carleton Varney has been asked to style major events, including White House functions for presidents, prime ministers, and royals. He has worked with first and second ladies – including Rosalynn Carter, Barbara Bush, Nancy Reagan, Marilyn Quayle, and Joan Mondale.
He continues to create new and exciting designs in the textile world of art and design. He is able to translate one’s vision into any type of wallpaper, fabric, or carpeting combing textile with color for Carleton V Ltd. He works with his son, Sebastian, who oversees the showrooms throughout the US.