Watercolour Wonder

We recently stumbled upon Elizabeth Hoopes’ enchanting “Room Portraits” that Eleanor Brown, founder of McMillen, Inc., one of New York’s most renowned interior decoration firms, made well known when she discovered Hoopes in the early 1930s. Hoopes was a student and instructor at the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons The New School for Design) in New York and Paris, and specialised in watercolor interior design renderings with an impressionist style that are worthy of celebrating still to this day…

Joseph Reed's Dining Room, 1961 Joseph Reed's Dining Room, 1961
Mrs. Henry Ford II's Bedroom Mrs. Henry Ford II's Bedroom
Design for McMillen Inc. Design for McMillen Inc.
Eleanor McMillen Brown's Living Room Eleanor McMillen Brown's Living Room
Raymond Guest's NYC Apartment, 1936 Raymond Guest's NYC Apartment, 1936
Mr. & Mrs. J. Mauze's Chippendale Cabinet Mr. & Mrs. J. Mauze's Chippendale Cabinet
House & Garden Cover House & Garden Cover
Mr. & Mrs. Henry Ford II's Library Mr. & Mrs. Henry Ford II's Library
Mr. & Mrs. Henry Ford II's Drawing Room Mr. & Mrs. Henry Ford II's Drawing Room
Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Dillon's Dining Room Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Dillon's Dining Room
Dining Room Design Dining Room Design
Meriweather Post's Icon Room, 1961 Meriweather Post's Icon Room, 1961