Tropical, floral Brier hotel designed by Dorothy Draper

This fashion editorial is our idea of heaven, shot by Juco photography for NY magazine The Cut in the amazing Greenbrier hotel. The lobby is grand and over the top with the iconic banana wallpaper, mixed with graphic and colourful carpet.

In the hallways you find carpets of foliage  mixed with pale pink sofas and bright ceramic lamps. The bedrooms hold no restraint, they mix florals with colour and its all works by adding a graphic.

All this was designed by the American interior designer Dorothy draper genius woman that she was.  She created a new style known as “Modern Baroque,” adding a modern flair to a classical style.  She used dramatic interior color schemes, and trademark cabbage-rose chintz. She promoted shiny black ceilings, acid-green woodwork and cherry-red floors, believing that “Lovely, clear colors have a vital effect on our mental happiness.  She also chose dramatic and contrasting colour schemes.  Black with white and adding colour. She combined different colors, fabrics, and patterns together, combining stripes with floral patterns. She often used large, oversized details. The colors and patterns contributed to her dramatic design now referred to as “the Draper touch. The opposite of minimalist.

Images sourced from Google images and Little Helsinki