I just got back last night from a little vacation to the historic in West Virginia. I’ve been once before, but even so, when I arrived I couldn’t help but declare “Instagram GOLD!” The amazing Dorothy Draper designed spaces are just so amazing and awesome you can’t help but pull out your phone for a few- or obscene amount- of snaps. If you missed it here are a few pics from my trip:
The perfect coral walls (for a similar color try Benjamin Moore’s Bird of Paradise or All A Blaze- the same color in my office) and the herringbone floor just about did me in in this room. The old paintings look so incredible against this bold color!
Drama everywhere in the form of bold florals, bright colors and black and white!
This chandelier (and ceiling) slay me- the detail work and the coral paint is just perfect with gold.
I love this room in the lobby bar area. Only Dorothy can do hunter green and red without it looking like a Christmas nightmare.
A little closer (that mirror….)
One of my favorite vignettes is in the lower lobby with this scenic wallpaper, the black and white floor and the railings.
A hit of palm fronds and stripes for ya outside Draper’s restaurant (there are like 8 different places to dine on the property!)
Caught this sweet moment when Andrew and my niece Kate tried to shoo a confused cardinal out of the lobby bar. So sweet (and that chandelier!!!) As a side note- this place is amazing for kids- pools, bowling, playground, horses, an ice cream shop….
Another shot of the lobby. DIE.
I fully expected Jason Schwartzman to pop up at the concierge desk. Wes Anderson really should film a movie here.
There are ADORABLE cottages to rent in addition to the hotel rooms! Great for families.
More incredible lighting.
So good. SO GOOD.
Walking down towards the casino. I learned to play a little blackjack this trip… and won!
More of the lower shopping/dining/casino area chock full of pattern and color.
The sulphur spring building… people used to come here to bathe in the springs. I can only attest to the AMAZING massage I got at the spa! :)
Lots of memorabilia about- I, of course, was drawn to the Dorothy Draper stuff.
Lady Draper really knew how to work it- this is equivalent to about 1.19 million today. I wouldn’t mind a job like that! :)