Design History Minute: My Night As Dorothy Draper Alessandra WoodAs I shared last post, this year I dressed as Dorothy Draper for Halloween. With a crown of feathers, pin curls, and a smashing dress dripping in rhinestones and topped with a fabulous boa, I embodied Dorothy Draper. While not a soul knew who I was, I felt classic, poised, and glamorous, just as I imagined Dorothy would.

But why did I choose Dorothy and not Candace or Elsie? I absolutely adore Dorothy Draper. Her work is so iconic of 20th-century interior . Her is bright and eclectic, mixing unexpected pieces in a fabulously dramatic way that stills looks fresh and contemporary all these years later. She's credited with inventing the Hollywood Regency style, so we can thank her for introducing drama and color and balancing glam with classic.
One of the seven bedrooms in The Greenbrier's Presidential Suite, perfectly showcasing Dorothy Draper's signature style. Courtesy of The Greenbrier.