It’s not like I’m bored; it’s not like I had time for an extracurricular project, a labor of love. 1 Room, 12 Looks, 24 Hours, you can’t do that. Maybe you should try for 8 or 10; be happy if you get one good look. No, I got this. I wanted to create different […]
Al Held, David Hockney, and Josh Smith; that’s a lot of men in one bedroom; but who’s complaining? Seriously, what a great combination of artwork in this room! The largest piece of the three is the black and white India ink on paper by Al Held. Held was an American Abstract expressionist painter. He was […]
The online welcome page for The Vintage Club in Indian Wells notes that it, “has come to set the standard for which other country club communities aspire to achieve.” The same could be said of the dramatic transformation of one of the community’s homes by interior designer Dorothy Willetts. BEFORE PHOTO BY DOROTHY WILLETTS/AFTER PHOTO […]
As a child Alexander Calder was fascinated with the circus. And who didn’t like the circus as a child; I know I did! But his interests went much further than mine. As an adult he became a classically trained and practicing artist in New York. His small-scale model of a Circus made from wire, wood, […]
I was very impressed with Dorothy: She's very discerning and methodical, and was great to work with. Dorothy has a good sense of what you like and finds a way to integrate that into the vision. We found her to be very authentic and sincere about her desire to satisfy us as a client. She is so good with people, and worked well with both me and my wife (who have different tastes) … Dorothy is very open to being collaborative and I personally like her as well!Marty Davis, president/ceo (owner), Cambria USA
Dorothy has incredibly creative ideas … I really like her energy and I found her to be very fun to work with. She pulled all the details together and gave the client far more than what they anticipated!Kristi Hanson, owner, KHA Architects, Inc.
I’ve been privileged to work with some of Architectural Digest’s top 100 architects and interior designers in the world; Dorothy ranks right up there with all of them. She has worked on projects for me in the Madison Club. Her innovation, communication, drawings and documentation are exceptional. And her execution is flawless.Mark Bradshaw, Bradshaw Construction, Inc.
Dorothy has been delightful to work with. So upbeat and patient … Dorothy is both personal and personable. Always extremely professional, with great ideas, and through it all, she is having fun. We asked for a referral for a “get it done” person, and Dorothy has truly been a terrific find. She worked very closely with the builder on the remodel and literally transformed the home’s interior … spectacular. We had to work remotely for much of the project, so we needed a designer who was reliable as well as capable (with Dorothy, you can add adorable!). Everything was where it was supposed to be, when it was supposed to be there. Her resources and subcontractors are wonderful; she did a lot of design and worked closely with the fabricator to ensure everything was done right. It was a happily ever after story. We enjoyed her as much as a friend as a designer, and very much look forward to doing more work with her.Sherry Smith
Dorothy is always a pleasure to work with. Her positive attitude and desire to meet the client’s goals along with great design is very important to me. Working with Dorothy helped us accomplish our goals within the timeline, with a high level of design and craftsmanship. Every client is different and many designers don't listen to their needs. Dorothy listens and then captures those ideas, along with her vision, which is wonderful.Tom Lathrop