Tag Archives: Dorothy Draper

Window Dressing

Notice where Mrs. Bunny Williams hung her drapery; ceiling to floor panels bring your eye up and add a touch of luxury.  ~from Architectural Digest

Notice where Mrs. Bunny Williams hung her drapery; ceiling to floor panels bring your eye up and add a touch of luxury. ~from Architectural Digest

Window metaphors and references are endless.   Our eyes are windows to our souls, God is said to open one when a door closes, and the law of window cleaning claims that “it’s on the other side.”

Despite our love of window analogies, often times the windows in our homes get neglected or poorly dressed.  I have been quite guilty of this, too. Continue reading

The Rules of Breaking Rules

Designed by Katie Dickerson, this room uses fabric designed by Dorothy Draper and follows the rules of scale and balance. ~photo by Michael J. Lee

Designed by Katie Dickerson, this room uses fabric designed by Dorothy Draper and follows the rules of scale and balance.       ~photo by Michael J. Lee

My mother never stops teaching.  While this has caused more than a few fights during my teenage years (and in my twenties… and last week), I am forever grateful that her chosen career in education never stopped when the bell rang at the end of the day. Continue reading

The Past and Present Table

Kate Spade China in Larabee Road, Napkin Rings from Mrs. Howard's, and my grandma's Cambridge Crystal glasses in Rose Point.

The Past and Present Table: Kate Spade China in Larabee Road, Napkin Rings from Mrs. Howard’s, and my grandma’s 1935 Cambridge Crystal glasses in Rose Point.

Tradition never goes out of style.

When I was growing up, special occasions, birthdays, and holidays were usually spent at my Aunt Kay’s home. When it came close to dinner time, my cousins and I were called in to help set the table. We fell into our separate roles with ease. Susan would fill the glasses with ice, Brittany would lay out the beautiful linen placemats and folded napkins, and I would help with the silver. Continue reading