Dorothy Draper Inspired Entertaining & LONNY

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I was so excited to see Lauren McGrath of Good Bones, Great Pieces on the cover of this month’s Lonny Magazine. Inspired by the design icon, Dorothy Draper, Lauren creates a beautiful setting for a summer dinner party on the shaded lawn of her Westchester County home. As a  starting point Lauren uses Brazillance, a South American-inspired textile designed by Draper in 1947 to create a stunning table runner. Lauren did a wonderful job of capturing the spirit of the revolutionary designer. It was Draper who in 1923 launched the first interior design company in the United States, something that was considered daring for the time (& aren’t we glad she did!).
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I love Lauren’s mix of pattern and color. Isn’t the bar housed in the black & white striped Portofino Pavilion from ZGallerie fun?
* all photos by Patrick Cline via Lonny Magazine
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2 Responses to Dorothy Draper Inspired Entertaining & LONNY

  1. deliciously organized August 13, 2012 at 9:22 pm #

    i also love the mix of color & pattern- stunning set up!

  2. Courtney {a thoughtful place} August 13, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

    It actually makes me want to scoop up the black and white gazebo from Z Gallerie but that seems altogether crazy for me to store. It's so fantastic!