A Little Fourth of July Trivia!

In honor of the Fourth Of July, here is a little trivia about decorating in the United States:



1. Dorothy Draper was the founder of the first interior design firm in the United States in 1923.

2. According to David McCullough’s book 1776, George Washington was an avid interior decorator and cared deeply about every detail of his Mt Vernon home. He was even involved in picking the wallpaper, ceiling ornaments and paint colors!

3. Hillary Clinton chose the luxurious blue silk that defines the current “BLUEHillary Clinton chose the current fabric for the blue room. ROOM” of the White House.

4. Elsie De Wolfe, considered the First Lady of Interior Design, did not begin her decorating career until she was 40 years old.

5. Generally, the Pantone colors for the American Flag are PMS 193 C (RED) and PMS 281 C (BLUE)

Have a bit of trivia to share? Leave it in the comments below.

Enjoy your holiday!


With over 25 years of experience as an accomplished interior design professional, Cheryl McCracken thrives on meeting the needs of her clients by meshing innovative ideas with the client’s thoughts and requirements. Contact Cheryl today!

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