A spur of the moment change in plans, coaxed on by a fabric vendor, lead me to a very interesting evening at the New York Design Center. Oh I wish I had more time to spend there. That is the story of all aspects of my life right now. Never the less, it gave me a nice decorating jolt.
I saw some interesting new lines…
The highlight of the evening was listening to a talk given by Carlton Varney. I am afraid to say that my limited knowledge of him was a crazy Dorothy Draper inspired wallpaper that I wanted so desperately in a dressing room of a little client. The client’s mom did not like it at all. Read more… I loved his crazy color. I saw a man with a crazy tie, and I said to a friend of mine, that must be him!
He is inspired by nature. But not the sand, the driftwood, or tree bark. The true brilliant color of strong brilliant flowers. Mix it up with true Hollywood glam and you have Carlton Varney at his best.
He teaches design students to recall their very first room as children. What do they remember about it? That memory will form them into the designer they are today. His first memories were the colors of forest green and red. My first memory of my room were my Alice and Wonderland window treatments. Hmm. That makes sense.