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Decorating in the Grand Manor: A Design Memoir Hardcover – January 16, 2014
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All of that color and vibrancy, which are hallmarks of Varney's style of decorating, is like a mood-lifter and pep pill rolled into one fun read. (Jennifer Boles The Peak of Chic, 02/27/2014)
About the Author
Carleton Varney grew up in Nahant, Massachusetts. Varney graduated from Oberlin College. His studies took him to the University of Madrid and Europe. Upon returning to New York in 1962, he earned a Master's Degree in Education from New York University and later joined the decorating firm of Dorothy Draper and Company, Inc where he has been owner and president for over forty years. Varney writes a regular syndicated column that appears in the Palm Beach Daily News. He has published twenty-seven books on decorating, penned two novels, and written the official biography of Dorothy Draper.
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Grand Manor is a beautiful book about beautiful places that look like they were definitely at some point majestic, even if they aren't now.