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Dorothy Draper

  • I believe in doing the thing you feel is right. If it looks right, it is right.

  • Good liquor is not cheap. Cheap liquor is not good.

  • The finest thing about a hobby is that you can't do any pretending about it. You either like it or you don't.

  • I started this career because I loved doing houses. I'd done three of my own and I couldn't keep on moving my family all the time, so I decided to decorate other people's homes and buildings.

    • Dorothy Draper
  • I'll always put in one controversial item, it makes people talk.

    • Dorothy Draper,
    • in Carleton Varney, The Draper Touch: The High Life and High Style of Dorothy Draper ()
  • Birds are so much wiser than we! A robin builds a nest for robins. A seagull builds a nest for seagulls. They don't copy each other — or build themselves nests as described in The Birds' Decorating Magazine.

    • Dorothy Draper,
    • in Carleton Varney and Dan Shaw, In the Pink: Dorothy Draper -- America's Most Fabulous Decorator ()
  • The moment I get an idea I act upon it. If only people would act on more of their ideas, I am convinced they would lead more interesting lives.

    • Dorothy Draper,
    • in Christian Science Monitor ()

Dorothy Draper, U.S. interior decorator

(1889 - 1969)

Full name: Dorothy Tuckerman Draper.