Oscar Preview: Architectural Digest to Host Dorothy Draper-Inspired Greenroom

By Alesandra Dubin February 14, 2008, 12:08 PM EST

AD's greenroom plans for the Oscars

Rendering: Courtesy of Architectural Digest/Dorothy Draper & Co.

With the strike officially over, the Oscars are officially on; let the endless parade of comforts for celebrities begin. To that end, Architectural Digest has chosen interior designer Carleton Varney, president of Dorothy Draper & Company, to create the Architectural Digest greenroom at the Academy Awards. It's the sixth consecutive year that the mag will produce the backstage lounge for Oscar presenters and honorees. Load-in commences on February 19 and continues through the rehearsals and awards telecast on February 24.

Varney’s design inspiration will come from the Dorothy Draper-designed Arrowhead Springs Resort—a property that movie stars and film-industry types roamed in the 1940s. Further inspiration comes from her sketches for the Beverly Hills Hotel. This year’s Architectural Digest greenroom will feature flat-panel LCD HDTVs from LG Electronics, New Zealand wool rugs from Nourison, and fabric and furnishings from Kravet, including sofas and slipper chairs upholstered in bright red and white satin.

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