It’s the fashion of the forties that sends me, and the interiors fall closely behind. The forties are my favorite period. There’s something about the clothing…I love the shoulder pads, I love the glamour, I love how everything is so coordinated. There’s something so fabulously charming about the forties in every way.
I have a big collection of vintage clothing, specifically from the forties. Whether it’s a jacket, a suit, an evening dress, or a peignoir set, there’s an elegance and a glam feeling about it all that I love, and it translates into how I feel about home décor and home design for the 40s.
I love Dorothy Draper. It’s the drama, it’s the glamour, it’s the unexpected twists of accessories and details, just like in the clothing. Here are some of my all-time favorite Dorothy Draper examples.
I absolutely love these modern adaptations of Dorothy's signature style.
The forties live on!
Great design is in the details!
Big decisions are important but the details are what make a house a home.