Or so I think, you see I haven't been to the famous The Greenbrier Hotel in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. But it's on my list of things to see because of Dorothy Draper's influence there and well I want to see the famous bunker too. :)
Here are some FUN FACTS I found on The Greenbrier Resort and Dorothy Draper's remodel....
-This was the single largest hotel renovation ever achieved.
-It included more than 45,000 yards of fabric.
-15,000 rolls of wallpaper.
-She created furniture for the hotel, such as the "dresk", a combination dressing table and desk.
-She also designed the china, tableware, menus and even the matches.
-It was Dorothy's single greatest design achievement...She was the first to approach a project and design the total environment.
According to Carleton Varney, Draper's protege and President of The Dorothy Draper Company, Inc. The Greenbrier is quintessential Draper, the most highly prized jewel in her crown".
Did you know that Carleton Varney still oversees all interior design of this fabulous resort?
I found this blog that had some great photos and wanted to share it here with you...
Paris Hotel Boutique Journal: Dorothy Draper's Greenbrier
Of course before I came along my husband had his Fantasy Football golf draft there one year...I asked him all about the place and he vaguely remembered the interiors, how "man" is that? I am sure the golf course is great, I mean the The Greenbrier Classic will be a new tournament in 2010 which will replace the Buick Open so that is cool right?
I have been online and I find enough pics to know I want to go, I also realize it was remodeled back in 2007, to not rid itself of the Draper style but to freshen it up and preserve it.
My birthday is in December, I think I will start dropping hints to my hubby starting....Now! :)
Let me know if you have been yourself and if so what you thought, I would LOVE to hear all about it.