About Carleton V Ltd. & Our History
Carleton V Ltd. is a textile design firm that specializes in the development of original printed and woven fabrics. This collection of fabrics ranges from Traditional floral prints to exotic contemporary wovens that use color and scale to achieve a style that appeals to customers of a wide range of tastes. The staple concept of the Carleton V Ltd. design studio is that color, scale, and texture are equal parts of the design spectrum. Our fabric line is constantly evolving in order to merge the designs of yesterday with the design concepts of tomorrow.
Carleton V Ltd. was founded in 1973 by Carleton B. Varney Jr. Mr. Varney, the President of Dorothy Draper and company, established Carleton V Ltd. as a textile and wallcovering design studio that would provide creative product for Dorothy Draper’s high end residential and hospitality projects.
Under Mr. Varney’s creative direction the Carleton V Ltd. product line established a distinctive “draper-esque” look that highlighted the use of vibrant color in large scaled printed fabric with matching wallcovering.