Carleton Varney

Celebrating Carleton Varney (1937-2022)
Legendary designer, author, President of @DorothyDraperCo, known for colorful & glamorous interiors
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In celebration of the late Carleton Varneys birthday today, we encourage everyone to take a moment for joy and to spread happiness. Make today bright and colorful & celebrate Mr. Varneys well-lived life and legacy. Pictured here in the @CarletonVLtd fabric showroom in 1973, from the archives of @...
Our thoughts are with the Carter Family after their loss. Carleton Varney fondly regarded his time with Rosalynn Carter. He worked closely with her during his time as their White House design consultant and in the years after he always kept her in mind and honored her with various designs. A frie...
No one could throw a dinner party like Carleton Varney. We think of him for inspiration this Thanksgiving while planning every detail, from candlesticks to napkins and everything in between! From the archives of @DorothyDraperCo
Looking into our archives, this rendering of The Tiki Bar at The Sheraton Waikiki, designed by Carleton Varney in 1969.Styled & Designed by @CarletonVarney, @DorothyDraperCo #dorothydraper #carletonvarney
Have you ever wondered the story of the iconic British telephone booth at Grand Hotel? Located next to The Jockey Club at The Grand Stand, this piece of history was brought to Mackinac Island by Carleton Varney - where the pace is slower & memories are made everyday. Styled & Designed by @Carleto...
Join Dorothy Draper & Company President Sebastian Varney and Design Director Rudy Saunders for a tour of the new Carleton Varney Suite at Grand Hotel. Featuring many special details, this suite celebrates different aspects of Carleton Varneys illustrious career. Styled & Designed by @DorothyDrape...
It has been one year without Carleton Varney. It has been a year of reminiscing and sharing memories. It's almost hard to be sad when he filled our lives with so much color.
Celebrating the opening of the 137th Season at Grand Hotel. Sebastian Varney, President and Rudy Saunders, Design Director of Dorothy Draper & Company honored the late Carleton Varney, recipient of the Grand Legend Award and unveiled the newly redesigned Carleton Varney Suite. Styled & Designed b...
The King of Color with King Charles III
We are saddened at the loss of Frank Mosley, a beacon of hospitality and a welcoming face to all guests of The Greenbrier. We celebrate his 64 loyal years at Americas Resort and honor his legacy. Pictured here is Frank at his post at the front entrance and chatting with the late Carleton Varney.
Dining with the stars! Seen here is the dining room of Joan Crawford, Mr. Varneys client & friend. The fabric at the windows and on the screen is an archival Varney print. When Ms. Crawford naturally asked what the Chinese characters read, Mr. Varney replied, I love you Joan While it doesnt actu...
A grand statement at the Amway Grand Plaza, seen here in 1982Styled & Designed by @CarletonVarney, @DorothyDraperCo for the @AmwayGrandPlaza #DorothyDraper #CarletonVarney