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The Draper Effect


How to Do It at Home

Big Mirrors
The more flourishes, the better ($46,000 at H.M. Luther Antiques; 212-505-1485).

Chessboard Tiles
At least twelve square inches to get the full effect (White, $20.08 per square foot; black, $11 per square foot at Artistic Tile; 212-727-9331).

Statement Wallpaper
This is not about being discreet. Big patterns! ($300 for a double roll at Secondhand Rose; 212-393-9002.)

Romantic Furniture
At least one touch of whimsy per room ($1,200 at Century Designer Showroom; 212-479-0107).

Color Contrast
You can still get the oddly harmonious fabric Draper did for the Greenbrier ($84 per yard at Carleton V.; 212-355-4525).

Next: Modern-Day Drapers


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