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Carleton Varney - one of America's best known interior designers - is the president/owner of Dorothy Draper & Co. Inc., located in New York City. It is one of the oldest established interior design firms in the United States and is named after the founder of the company, Dorothy Draper, a doyenne of interior design in the United States from the 1920's to the 1960's. The Varney 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 adventurous use of vibrant colors, floral patterns and bold contrasts.
Carleton Varney's impressive roster of clients includes superstars from the worlds of entertainment, fashion and business. He is associated with the restoration and decoration of countless hotels and resorts in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, and the United States. Among them: Dromoland and Ashford Castles, and Adare Manor in Ireland; The Westbury Hotel, London, and Brussels; The Breakers and the Brazilian Court, Palm Beach (Florida); The Waldorf Towers, New York City; The Copley Plaza, Boston, (Massachusetts); The Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island (Michigan); The Greenbrier Hotel & Casino, White Sulphur Springs (West Virginia) and the Greenbrier West Village Resort (Japan); The Mount Washington Hotel, New Hampshire; The Stoneleigh Hotel, Dallas, Texas; Peter Island Resort Hotel, British Virgin Islands, and Villa Madeleine, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. He decorated the Governor's Mansion in West Virginia and was involved in the decoration of the U.S Ambassador's Residence in Tokyo, Japan. He restored and redecorated the Official Vice President's Residence in Washington D.C. and was the color consultant for the Carter Presidential Library and the consultant for several functions, parties and State Dinners for visiting dignitaries at the White House. Current projects include the decoration of a residence in Indian Wells, California, a sprawling residence in San Antonio, Texas and the iconic Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida.. In the planning stage are the interiors of the Greenbrier Presidential Express, to be launched in the near future, which will take passengers from Washington D.C. to the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. It will echo the magical interiors of its destination property, The Greenbrier.
In addition to the decoration of numerous private residences, the company has also been associated with the decoration of cruise ship and private plane interiors. Carleton Varney was the curator of the former presidential yacht, the USS "Sequoia". In 2008 he also designed the Architectural Digest Green Room for the Academy Awards celebration at the Kodak Theatre, in Los Angeles.
Mr. Varney's versatility in design can be seen in the wide range of products that bear his mark, ranging from dinnerware, crystal, scarves, and he has designed a line of furniture for the Romweber and Kindel Furniture companies as well as for Ficks Reed. His fabric designs, launched under the names Carleton V Ltd. (New York) and Carleton Varney by the yard (Palm Beach, Florida) grace the rooms of some of America's most beautiful resorts and homes. He also appears regularly on the HSN television program "Live Vividly - Carleton Varney" featuring home decor items of his designs.
Carleton Varney also writes a weekly decorating column, "Your Family Decorator" in the Palm Beach Daily News - also known as "The Shiny Sheet". He is the author of numerous books, mostly on decoration and interior design, but he has also written a biography of Dorothy Draper entitled The Draper Touch. He has penned two novels, Kiss the Hibiscus Good Night and The Decorator. In conjunction with the museum exhibitions on the High Style of Dorothy Draper at the Museum of the City of New York, The Women's Museum in Dallas, Texas and the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, (2006-2008) he published the book, In The Pink - Dorothy Draper, America's most Fabulous Decorator. He has also published - Houses in My Heart - a book that features his favorite design projects during the course of his career. His latest book - entitled Mr. Color - features his latest commissions, using his trademark color palate on his imaginative interiors.
A native son of Boston, Massachusetts, he was educated at Oberlin College, Ohio, where he obtained his Bachelors of Arts degree - and the University of Madrid, Spain. He obtained his Master of Arts degree at New York University. He also holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Charleston, West Virginia, and founded the Carleton Varney School of Art & Design in that institution. Architectural Digest, in its January 2005 edition, named him as one of the 30 "Deans of American Design".
Carleton Varney is the father of three sons.
DOROTHY DRAPER & CO. INC./CARLETON VARNEY DESIGN GROUP INSTALLATIONS • Amway Grand Plaza, Grand Rapids, Michigan. • Arlington Hotel, Hot Springs, National Park, Arkansas. • Arrowwood Convention Center, Purchase, New York. • Ashford Castle, Ireland. • Basin Harbor Club, Vergennes, Vermont. • Brazilian Court, Palm Beach, Florida. • The Breakers, Palm Beach, Florida. • Buccaneer Hotel, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. • Carolton Chronic & Convalescent Hospital, Fairfield, Connecticut. • Charlotte Motor Speedway, North Carolina. • Coccoloba Plantation, Anguilla, British Virgin Islands. • Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts. • Cruise Ships: Kwa Heri, Portsmouth, England; Society Explorer, Chile; • World Discoverer, Singapore. • Dromoland Castle, Ireland. • Equinox House, Manchester, Village, Vermont. • Forsgate Country Club, Jamesburg, New Jersey. • Governor's Mansion, Charleston, West Virginia. • Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Michigan. • Grand Teton Jackson & Jenny Lake Lodges, Wyoming. • Greenbrier Hotel & Casino, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. • Greenbrier West Village Golf Resort, Japan. • GTE Corporate Headquarters, Norwalk, Connecticut. • Half Moon Bay Club, Montego Bay, Jamaica. • Harder Hall Resort & Spa, Sebring, Florida. • Hibiscus Restaurant & Boutique Complex, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. • Inn on Maritime Bay, Manitowac, Wisconsin. • Inverurie Hotel, Bermuda. • Lago Mar Resort & Club, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. • Metropolitan Opera Shop, Lincoln Center, New York. • Morningview Care Center, Columbus, Ohio. • Mount Washington Hotel & Resort, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. • North Shore Country Club, Long Island, New York. • Paper Valley Hotel & Conference Center, Menasha, Wisconsin. • Peter Island Resort, British Virgin Islands. • Plaza Hotel, New York City. • President Jimmy Carter's Log House, Georgia. • Presidential Yacht, "U.S.S. Sequoia". • Rockresorts: Caneel Bay Plantation, U.S. Virgin Islands. • Little Dix Bay, British Virgin Islands. • The Stoneleigh Hotel, Dallas, Texas • Sheraton Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii. • U.S. Embassy, Tokyo, Japan. • Vice President's Residence, Washington D.C. • Villa Madeleine, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. • Waldorf Towers, New York City. • Westbury Hotel, London & Brussels. • Color Consultant - Carter Presidential Library, Atlanta, Georgia. • Design Consultant to the White House - Carter Administration. • Numerous private residences in the United States, Europe and the Caribbean Islands.
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from Montreal, Quebec
Love these sheets I will make a duvet with the white and cream ( peach) they wash and dry will, so happy with them thank TSC.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from St Thomas, ON
The eyelet trim makes these sheets. Nice for the thicker mattresses. Just ordered two more sets for gifts. These are great for a guest room.
( 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
I first bought the white King Set and I thought to myself for that kind of money I will buy two more King Set white and cream. I iron the pillow cases and let the Flat and Fitted to dry on low, not all the way and then I let them dry over my dinner chairs. Came out GET. TKS ALOT (TSC)
( 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Old fashioned, modern loveliness
I have now ordered four sets, and received two. I am very pleased with these, as they feel like the older cotton sheets I had as a child. Both my mother and myself, like these sets, very much. It is important: DO NOT WASH IN HOT WATER OR DRY ON HIGH. If you wash on a perma-press cycle, with only a medium spin-cycle, and dry on low heat, these sheets come out lovely and can be smoothed onto your bed, looking as if you have put a low-iron to them. I take the lovely eyelet-like trim, and smooth it carefully with my figures, and then lay it onto the bed. After several washes, these sheets are even softer and more lovely. I am very pleased, and the lowered price is lovely too! Oh - did I mention not to mix your sheets with other items? Launder these separately, like with like, and they will come out looking great. Thanks.
( 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By Happy Shopper
I bought two sheet sets...one in Green and one in Cream...so pleased with both colors. They are beautifully finished and washed well.I am happy with the quality and the price.Feel bad that they didn't launder well for other customers.
I LOVE THESE SHEETS!
These sheets are so soft on the skin. I have other sheet sets in cotton and they just don't compare in softness. I ordered the cream colour which has a glowing peach tone. They also have a nice sheen to the material somewhat like silk. In fact, they are a lot like silk in their softness. I washed the set before using them and they did not pill. I have ordered two more colours, blue and white and I am looking forward to receiving them. These are probably the nicest sheets that I have owned to date. I would highly recommend them.
( 2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
i was disappointed with this product. After the first wash my dryer filter was overflowing with lint. It must be a filler added to the sheet. I would not buy them again.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
( 0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Color faded away after 1st wash !
from British Columbia
very bad quality, i would have returned it if I hadn't used it. The blue set i bought are almost white now after a couple of washes, will never buy again
( 5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
A perfect match
By The Boss
I love the Carlton Varney design philosophy on colour. When travelling around Toronto I am seeing far too much taupe, beige cream and grey in home decor and quite frankly, it is, (yawn), a bore. Who wants to decorate their home in the colours of a sparrow when you can have a bird of paradise? I bought the blue set, (which is happily on the aqua side), to match with a stunning bed set I bought from TSC about a year or so ago. It's a great match and I love detailing on the pillow cases. I'm not sure that these will be as comfortable as my TSC Home Suite Egyptian cotton set, (which I adore) but I love the look and I'm looking forward to more from mr. Varney. My only critisism is that I would prefer the softness and comfort of real Egyptian cotton.
Carleton Varney Thread Eyelet Sheet Set
Yummy, in the cream colour, purchased 2 sets and love the look of them on my beds. Would purchase in the future in different colours.