Brinsley Matthews
Vice President

Brinsley Matthews is the Executive Vice President and Director of Design and Operations at Dorothy Draper & Company. Mr. Matthews is constantly creating new designs for our hotels, resorts, and private residences, as well fabrics, carpets, furnishings and lighting. He is also responsible for the firm’s global operations across four locations, and leads our Dorothy Draper Fabrics & Wallcoverings and Carleton Varney wholesale and retail businesses.

Since joining the Firm in London in 2007, Mr. Matthews has lead the design firm together with Carleton Varney, creating and executing acclaimed designs for numerous company projects, including:

  • The Lithuania Royal Duke’s Palace, Vilinus
  • The Architectural Digest Greenroom at the 2008 Academy Awards, Los Angeles
  • The Greenbrier resort, White Sulphur Springs, VW
  • The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach
  • The Stoneleigh Hotel and Spa, Dallas
  • The Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island
  • The Aldych Theatre, London
  • Numerous private residences in Europe, the Caribbean and over twenty US States

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Matthews was involved in his family hotel business.  Mr. Matthews also previously founded and operated his own furniture line, with manufacturing operations to-the-trade and three retail locations in Europe.  A man of many talents, Mr. Matthews was also a former race car driver competing mainly in Europe.  He is the author of Lands Shared, a book of poetry published by Seven Locks Press in 2007, and is the director and executive producer of an upcoming documentary film entitled “Under An Irish Sky”, to be premiered in 2016.

Mr. Matthews studied Fine and Decorative Art and Design at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London and at Trinity College and University College Dublin.