Carleton Varney, one of America's best known interior designers, embraces a design philosophy that stresses the use of bright colors and the rejection of all that is impractical, uncomfortable and drab. His Carleton Varney by the yard fabric designs, grace the private residences of his impressive roster of clients which include superstars from the worlds of entertainment, politics and business.
His bright floral chintzes adorn many of his interior design projects, including castles in Ireland, (Dromoland, Ashford and Adare Manor), hotels in Europe (Brussels, London and Sardinia) the Caribbean (St. Croix, St. John, Peter island, Anguilla, Bermuda, Virgin Gorda) and the Far East (Tokyo), as well as numerous hotels in the United States - among them the legendary Greenbrier (West Virginia), The Grand on Mackinac Island (Michigan), The Breakers and the Brazilian Court (Palm Beach, Florida), the Waldorf Towers (New York) and countless others, as well as private yachts, planes and residences, including the Governor's Mansion in West Virginia, the U.S. Embassies in Japan and Ireland, and the Official Vice President's Residence in Washington D.C.
On numerous occasions, his beautiful fabrics have been made into tablecloths for White House State dinners and other official functions. It is not unusual to see his bold fabric designs - whether they are florals, stripes, intricate colorful patterns or just plain colorful silks, on furniture upholstery, drapery, cushions, and even on walls, all over the world.