Houses in My Heart
Carleton Varney: an International Decorator's Colorful Journey
By (author) Carleton Varney
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Houses in My Heart by Carleton Varney
Book DescriptionBorn in Lynn, Massachusetts, Carleton Varney moved to New York shortly after graduating from Oberlin College and soon came into his own as a decorator at the prestigious firm of Dorothy Draper & Company Inc. under the guidance of and mentoring by the famous Mrs. Draper herself. Since the mid 1960s, when he took over the company, he has kept it operating as one of the oldest continuing decorating firms in the United States. Longtime clients include the Greenbrier Hotel in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia and the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, in Michigan. Early and loyal-for-decades clients such as show business stars Joan Crawford and Ethel Merman were followed by dozens of clients who all gravitated to his personality as well as his luxurious, bold, and glamorous rooms. In this book, over two dozen of his best, most original, and never published before projects - including his own private residences - are documented in Michel Arnaud's striking and evocative photographs.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780977787555
(305mm x 282mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Pointed Leaf Press
Publisher: Pointed Leaf Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Carleton Varney
Decorating in the Grand Manor, Hardback (December 2013)
A must-have for any design enthusiasts, especially those interested in Carleton Varney and Dorothy Draper, this title contains insider views of the world's most famous resorts, the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia and the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan
In the Pink, Hardback (June 2012)
This is a reprint of the first illustrated monograph on Dorothy Draper, a seminal American designer.
Mr. Color, Hardback (August 2011)» View all books by Carleton Varney
As practical as it is beautiful, this book contains decorating advice from one of Architectural Digest's "Deans of Design."
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