Favorite FindsJune 30, 2014

The Greenbrier

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!

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THOSE UMBRELLAS!!!

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Drama everywhere in the form of bold florals, bright colors and black and white!

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This chandelier (and ceiling) slay me- the detail work and the coral paint is just perfect with gold.

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I love this room in the lobby bar area.  Only Dorothy can do hunter green and red without it looking like a Christmas nightmare.

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A little closer (that mirror….)

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One of my favorite vignettes is in the lower lobby with this scenic wallpaper, the black and white floor and the railings.

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A hit of palm fronds and stripes for ya outside Draper’s restaurant (there are like 8 different places to dine on the property!)

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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….

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Another shot of the lobby. DIE.

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I fully expected Jason Schwartzman to pop up at the concierge desk.  Wes Anderson really should film a movie here.

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There are ADORABLE cottages to rent in addition to the hotel rooms! Great for families.

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More incredible lighting.

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So good. SO GOOD.

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Walking down towards the casino. I learned to play a little blackjack this trip… and won!

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More of the lower shopping/dining/casino area chock full of pattern and color.

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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! :)

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Lots of memorabilia about- I, of course, was drawn to the Dorothy Draper stuff.

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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! :)

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