Carleton Varney by the Yard
Carleton Varney - one of America's best known interior designers - is the president/owner of Dorothy Draper & Co. Inc., located in New York City. It is the oldest established interior design firm in the United States and is named after the founder of the company, Dorothy Draper, one of the doyennes of interior design in the United States from the 1920's to the 1960's. The Varney design philosophy stresses..."the use of bright colors and the rejection of all that is impractical, uncomfortable and drab". In embracing this practice, he continues the tradition of Dorothy Draper by being associated with the imaginative use of vibrant colors, floral patterns and bold contrasts.
Carleton Varney's impressive roster of clients includes superstars from the worlds of entertainment, fashion and business. He is associated with the restoration and decoration of countless hotels and resorts in Europe, the Caribbean, Asia and the United States. Among them: Dromoland and Ashford Castles, and Adare Manor in Ireland; The Westbury Hotel, London and Brussels; The Breakers and the Brazilian Court, Palm Beach (Florida); The Waldorf Towers and The Plaza Hotel, New York City; The Fairmont Plaza, Boston (Massachusetts); The Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island (Michigan); The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs (West Virginia); The Sheraton Waikiki, Hawaii; The Greenbrier West Village Golf Resort in Japan; Peter Island Resort Hotel, British Virgin Islands; and Villa Madeleine, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
He decorated the Governor's Mansion in West Virginia and was involved in the decoration of the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Japan. He restored and redecorated the Official Vice President's House in Washington D.C. and was the color consultant for the Carter Presidential Library and the consultant for several functions, parties and State Dinners for visiting dignitaries at the White House.
In addition to the decoration of numerous private residences, the company has also been associated with the decoration of cruise ships and private planes. Carleton Varney was the curator of the former presidential yacht, the USS "Sequoia".
Mr. Varney's versatility in design can be seen in the wide range of products that bear his mark, ranging from dinnerware, crystal, lamps, linens and scarves. He has a line of furniture, The Varney & Sons Collection as well as the The Dorothy Draper Collection for Varney & Sons through the Kindel Furniture Company. Mr. Varney is also the author of over two dozen books, most on decorating, and the life of Dorothy Draper.
His fabric designs, launched under the name Carleton Varney by the Yard in 1992, grace the rooms of some of America's most beautiful homes. The line is currently expanding into various design showrooms around the country. The Carleton Varney by the Yard line consists of nearly 200 sku's and many coordinating wallpapers. You can see the fabrics frequently on the pages of Architectural Digest in some of Mr. Varney's installations.
Dorothy Draper & Co. Inc.
60 East 56th Street
New York, N.Y. 10022
Tel: (212) 758-2810
Fax: (212) 759-0739