Paul Draper is an interior designer who has collaborated with many of the great architects like Frank Welch, Max Levy, Overland Partners, and James Langford. His work on modern homes, Texas modern homes, and classic homes includes fabricating furniture, curating art, designing rooms and designing fixtures and finishes. His residential work can be found in homes in Highland Park, University Park, Lakewood, Preston Hollow, White Rock Lake, Turtle Creek, Bluffview and downtown.
Paul Draper makes a very determined effort to integrate the interior design within the style of the architecture, and the style of the client and architect, rather than imposing a signature style. Paul is a good example of why the best projects are the result of the interior designer working closely with the architect from early on in an architecture project.
Modern Home on Devonshire Designed by Max Levy, FAIAThe living room of this modern home is reminiscent of the grand volumes found in the public spaces of Bud Oglesby-designed homes. Here Paul Draper deploys modern furniture that reflects the modernity and warmth of the home. The deep sofa with dark wood responds and contrasts with the light wood plank walls.
Privacy is added to the dining room with a Julie Cohen hand-painted drop-down screen. Interior designer Paul Draper selected a George Nakashima table that adds an added note to the Japanese influence of this modern home that includes the large scale Shoji screen that can divide the living room from the dining room.
Classic Home Designed by Architect James Langford for Modern Art
The perfectly scaled, open and intimate sitting room at the end of the living room has clean and subdued furniture that acts as a backdrop for a world renowned art collection. The classical modern Corbusier lounge chairs bring a contemporary edge to the wood paneled octagonal media room.
Bluffview Modern Home
This modern home, sited in front and in back of a creek, was designed by architects Overland Partners. The barrel-vaulted metal seam roof, stucco and a Leuders limestone entry add texture that reflects the Bluffview neighborhood.
Paul Draper designed the staircase, utilizing stone slabs from Indiana. Overland Partners designed the metal balustrades.
For this modern Bluffview home Paul Draper traveled with the client to New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Paris, Brussels and Antwerp to select artwork and furniture.
The Living room has great scale with a band of modern windows, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a very large 18th century French limestone fireplace surround. In this room interior designer Paul Draper designed the coffee table made of bronze and rosewood and placed in front of the vertical panel of windows overlooking the creek and gardens. The living room floor continues the pattern of Indiana limestone found throughout the first floor.
Architect Frank Welch Designed Home
Interior Designer Paul Draper
Paul Draper collaborated with architect Frank Welch in creating the interior design of this Texas modern home in the Devonshire area.
A good example of this collaboration is the design to display outdoor living Bonsai trees inside the home. Paul Draper designed the middle panel of the three floor-to-ceiling glass panels to an inverted rectangular bay window. This inverted bay allows outdoor Bonsai trees to be enjoyed equally from the interior and exterior spaces.
Dining Room Table Design by Paul DraperThe Paul Draper-designed dining room table is made out of one large piece of wood sourced from the Philippines and he designed the base of the table for this modern home.
Living Room of Modern Home
The sectional seating of old growth white American oak for the living room of the Frank Welch designed Texas modern home was designed by Paul Draper.
Sheri Owens Wall Sculpture in Stairwell
Interior Designer Paul Draper designed the open tread staircase and selected the wall structure created by artist Sheri Owens to subliminally suggest a Chinese ink painting of a waterfall.