I found this printed plaid in my stash of fifties fabrics.
It's a printed plaid signed Dorothy Draper for Schumacher's.
The piece is Tropical Plaid in a lime green colorway and the
B next to her name begins the word Brazilliance.
Here's a period ad. You were to use it with shocking
It's quite large in scale. Wish I had more than a 1/4 yard.
Dorothy Tuckerman Draper (1889-1969)
Draper was from a wealthy family in Tuxedo Park, New York. That breeding and good taste
were the basis for an impressive design career
with a distinctive mid-20th-century look. Draper
was a transition between Elsie DeWolfe and
The Palm Leaf from the "Brazilliance" line
has been reprinted.
Draper gave decorating advice at Good Housekeeping
magazine. She collected her ideas
on style and doing-it-yourself in her popular
book Decorating is Fun!
It looks like she had a lot of fun mixing
color, pattern and oversize line with
classical curves in her decor for the Greenbriar
Hotel in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
A signature touch was her use of rococo plaster
Fairmont Hotel Lobby, San Francisco,
in its Dorothy Draper incarnation
Cast aluminum chair for the Fairmont's
restaurant by Dorothy Draper
She typified modern
Wicker Wonderland print