One of our absolute favorite places to go on vacation is The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia. My best friend from grad school recently bought a home there and we were thrilled when she invited us to come for a visit this past summer. The Greenbrier is an incredible vacation destination - complete with gorgeously landscaped grounds, five-star cuisine, and every recreation known to man (from gambling in the casino to shuffle board!).
But what truly makes The Greenbrier so special to me is the interior decor...
It was designed in 1946 by Dorthy Draper, a world-famous designer known for her signature black and white checkerboard floors, brilliantly colored floral fabrics, and patterned rugs. When Dorthy eventually retired in the 1960's, her protege, Carleton Varney, took over the business and he continues to work as The Greenbrier's designer and curator today.
Each room at the Greenbrier is a feast for the eye...
This room, with it's aqua walls and pink and lavender florals, is my favorite...
A color explosion!
There are gorgeous chandeliers everywhere!
Here's one of the ballrooms! LOVE the pink ceiling and intricate moulding!
As a lover of floral fabrics, I am always in awe of all the pretty patterns. I esecially adore this one...
The formal dining room room is the perfect place to have some afternoon tea.
Even the desserts are pretty and colorful!
Speaking of desserts, Draper's cafe, is our favorite place for making our own sundaes.
Look at those cakes!
If you are interested in learning more about the Greenbrier's design, check out the website here. And if you want to read more about Dorthy Draper, I highly recommend the book, In the Pink: Dorothy Draper - America's Most fabulous Decorator.