A must-have for any design enthusiasts, especially those interested in Carleton Varney and Dorothy DraperInsider views of the world’s most famous resorts, the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia and the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, MichiganPerfect compendium to HSN’s television show, Live VividlyAs practical as it is beautiful, this book contains decorating advice from one of Architectural Digest’s “Deans of Design”
“Everything’s grand” says decorator extraordinaire, Carleton Varney. After over forty years in the interior design business, Varney opens his archive and brings together his favorite large-scale luxury decorating projects, including an Irish country manor, a sixteenth-century castle, a colonial mansion, a Southern plantation, along with two of his best-loved resorts – the Greenbrier in West Virginia and the “Queen of the Great Lakes”, Michigan’s Grand Hotel. On these pages, he also showcases his most recent private residential project – a 6000 square foot Mediterranean-style home, near the Rio Grande. In Decorating in the Grand Manor, Varney focuses our attention on all the elements of elegant design, from crystal chandeliers to magnificent architectural details and dispenses his time-honored advice on how to achieve the look at home.