Dorothy Draper's Greenbrier
I was thrilled to see Victoria magazine's recent issue featuring a lovely spread on the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia.
The Greenbrier is an award-winning resort located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia -- a National Historic Landmark with classic architecture, stunning interior design, and a beautifully sculpted landscape.
In 1946 Dorothy Draper arrived by train to take on a huge renovation project of the hotel. Her grand vision, "Romance and Rhododendrons" was over the top!
Now over 60 years later, The Greenbrier had a face-lift in 2007. Carleton Varney--Draper's protege, and president of Dorothy Draper and Company, oversaw most of the renovations to the tune of 50 million! This includes the delightful decorated cafe (above) with lavish plaster sconces, bright floral patterns and bold stripes. A nod to his mentor! Doesn't it look yummy?
I'd love to visit the Greenbrier-- the decor is so beautiful. And being a Draper fan, what's not to love?
The reception hall with all the Dorothy Draper hallmarks, including the original large scale black and white checkerboard marble floor.
How can one resist the pink and green color combos? So refreshing...
This is a old postcard of the original Greenbrier's indoor pool built in 1912. It is available in a reproduction art print here. The pool was remodeled by Dorothy Draper in the 1940's.