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Carleton Varney Book Signing

Saturday, January 27th

11:00am - 12:00pm & 3:00pm - 4:00pm 

Carleton Varney is The Greenbrier’s Designer/Curator and one of America’s best known interior designers. He is president of Dorothy Draper and Company, the oldest established interior design firms in the United States and is associated with the restoration and decoration of countless hotels and resorts all over the world, among them: Adare Manor, Dromoland and Ashford Castles in Ireland; The Waldorf Towers and Plaza Hotel in New York; Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island (Michigan) ; The Colony and The Breakers in Palm Beach (Florida), and The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs (West Virginia). Carleton Varney is the author of over thirty books on interior design and also three novels. He is also the author of a well loved weekly syndicated newspaper column with The Palm Beach Daily News, titled “Your Family Decorator.”  His original design blog now appears on Carleton Varney’s design philosophy stresses the use of bright colors and the rejection of all that is impractical, uncomfortable and drab. In embracing this practice, he continues the tradition of Dorothy Draper by being associated with the imaginative use of vibrant colors, floral patterns and bold contrasts; a legacy that is reflected, not only in his interior designs, but also, most notably, in his fabrics, wallpapers and scarf & accessory designs.

Carleton Varney turns his decorating vision towards the water in his most recent tome, Decorating on the Waterfront. This book includes decorating advice and gorgeous images of private homes and villas never published before in exotic locations such as Palm Beach, Florida and St. Croix, and the US Virgin Islands. Here, he gathers stunning images of new design projects in this collection of inspirational stories that use motifs and colors from years by the shore. Growing up on the Massachusetts coast influenced his penchant for bright cheerful color schemes and warm polished interiors that exude luxury living today. Varney continues to live near the ocean and decorates for clients on the waterfront from Palm Beach, Florida to the shores of Lake Huron, Michigan. This book brings into focus Varney's career long journey to bring elements and inspirations from the world around us to life at home.

Join us at The Carleton Varney Gift Gallery and meet Interior Designer & Author Carleton Varney as he personally autographs your book selection. (Purchase one of his books in advance and we will have it signed by the author and shipped to you at a nominal shipping rate).

Carleton Varney's Decorating in the Grand Manor Carleton Varney's Mr. Color
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