Who is Dorothy Draper? Unless you are in the design industry you may not have heard of her.
Dorothy Draper is given credit for being one of the first professional interior designers in America back in 1930's. She lived a glamorous lifestyle and decorated her home in such exquisite decor that all of her friends wanted her help. She was then given the task of decorating the Carlyle Hotel in New York and her business took off. Her firm also did the Greenbriar Hotel in West Virginia and the Packard Motor Car offices. She wrote several decorating books in which she explained in simple words how to use decor and make it fun.
In a nut shell. Dorothy Draper was a pretty cool lady leading the way for all of us to follow. She died in 1969 but her company and legacy still live one.