1.20.2009

Cottage Gone Wild...

Step into this lake cottage in Wisconsin, by Carleton Varney, and you will find it dramatic and extremely colorful. If you feel that it has been 'Draperized', it is because the designer worked with Dorothy Draper for seven years before buying the company in the late 1960s; keeping the name.


He states that Dorothy Draper adored bold colors and high contrasts. In meetings, she would wave her gloved hand and say, "Show me no gravy", meaning she didn't want to see any beige or creams. And you won't find any of those colors here. This cottage has a color selection of pinks, greens, blues, black and whites, checked floors, and zebra rugs and has gone from classic to wild


3 comments:

LindsB said...

I love all the bright colors used here, they are so pretty! That foyer is my fav! I love the black and white stripes.

paula said...

talk about making a statement. that entry way is gorgeous!

monart said...

I don't know about that wild? through out the house... but I'd love to cozy up on that colorful sun porch.