This bed is a reproduction of the bed that Dorothy Draper designed for her own bedroom at The Carlyle in New York. We have added an upholstered panel just below the trellis to add comfort. Dorothy Draper said, "You may concentrate on appearances all through the rest of your house, but in the bedroom comfort should be supreme." The poster bed is available in all painted lacquers and wood finishes. There are several versions available to suit your style: Poster Bed with finials, no canopy, 189-500, Low Front Posts, 189-502, and Low Foot board, no front posts, 189-503. Valance, draperies and bed skirts, not included in price.
"I always put in one controversial item. It makes people talk." If it looks right, it is right." — Dorothy Draper
Dorothy Draper was born to a wealthy and privileged family in 1889, in one of the most exclusive communities in American history, Tuxedo Park. She was the first to “professionalize” the interior design industry by establishing in 1923, the first interior design company in the United States, Dorothy Draper & Company. This was a time when it was considered daring for a woman to go into business for herself. Dorothy Draper's style was big and bold. She invented Modern Baroque with over-sized, plaster work and the dramatic use of vibrant color. She is known for her interior design work on behalf of such organizations as Hampshire House and The Carlyle in New York, The Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco, The Greenbrier in West Virginia and Arrowhead Springs Hotel in Southern California. She was a very confident and successful businesswoman who always said, "If it looks right, it is right."