About Carleton

Carleton Varney is one of the best known, most accomplished interior designers in the country. He has decorated landmark buildings like the Plaza Hotel in New York and the renowned Greenbrier Resort, and consulted on several functions at the White House, while superstars of film, fashion and finance have hired him to give their homes his inimitable style.

Varney’s approach is anything but drab. He rejects “vanilla decorating” and opts instead for bold contrast, vibrant colors and theatrical flair. He encourages his clients to be adventurous and regain the “freedom of being a child with the paint box.” Twenty-six books bear his name along with lines of furniture, fabric, wallpaper, paint, carpeting, dinnerware and apparel.