"Don't just stand there knowing your room needs a pick-me-up. Do something!" ~ Dorothy Draper.
One of my all time favorite interior decorators is Dorothy Draper. I think what I admire most about her is that she became a businesswoman in a time when it was not the norm, and she was very good at it too! Dorothy Draper received no formal schooling in interior design and decorating - in fact, she had no schooling for it at all and was self-taught.
Dorothy Draper was born into influence and married into it as well, when she married Dr. George Draper in 1912. She decorated her homes in such style that her society friends asked her to decorate theirs. She not only did residences but hotels as well, some of which still bear her trademark designs.
Her no-nonsense quote above is one of my favorites and is on my website; perhaps to give that little nudge to a potential client that wants to do something, but is not sure.
I also love the fact that the book In The Pink Dorothy Draper does incorporate one of the colors I utilize in my logo, website and blog; and a color that best compliments people's coloring (it's pink, in case you couldn't guess!).
Photo courtesy of www.dorothydraper.com
Copyright 2009 Kathy Passarette, Creative Home Expressions
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