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From the time I laid my eyes on an enormous Chinese scroll my stepmother (Hi Marijke!) received from her father, I’ve loved vintage Chinoiserie.

de gournay wallpaper

While this De Gournay hand-painted silk wallpaper isn’t vintage itself, it draws from 18th century Chinoiserie with a palpable history crafted right into its imagery. The green Earlham design above is so rich and serene, I might trade my first born for even one panel of it. And the pairing with a red velvet armchair? To die for.


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4 Responses

  1. Alsteve says:

    This wallpaper is just beautiful! I love the green tones and the delicate details depicted on it. A chinoiserie papered wall is a nice touch in a room. <a href="http://www.skylarkmanor.com” target=”_blank”>www.skylarkmanor.com

  2. Bill Emberton says:

    about the degournay wallcovering, I have installed at least, I would say, 100 or more ranging from the usual custom for the room, made by hand but not specifically for a certain room, and also the different ones that resemble Zuber. Also enjoy the coi (japenese carp). My phone number is 415 922-2733 (san Francisco).
    I work anywhere, incuding the islands, New York etc. My name is Bill Emberton and have been an installer
    since 1971.

  3. Cindy Xu says:

    Thanks for the lovely post. I'm always debating between the Degournay <a href="http:// (www.degournay.com)” target=”_blank”> <a href="http://(www.degournay.com)” target=”_blank”>(www.degournay.com) , Gracie Studios <a href="http:// (www.graciestudios.com)” target=”_blank”> <a href="http://(www.graciestudios.com)” target=”_blank”>(www.graciestudios.com) and Griffin and Wong designs <a href="http://www.griffinandwong.com” target=”_blank”>www.griffinandwong.com – but will probably stick with Griffin and Wong for a second project.

  4. Patty says:

    Gracie wallpaper is in the January
    Architectural Digest. Gorgeous! <a href="http://www.graciestudio.com” target=”_blank”>www.graciestudio.com

Lili ZarghamiLili is Editorial Director of HGTV.com. Her personal obsessions include looking for just the right sofa, ogling real estate listings, and reading floor-plans. She has an admitted "chair problem," collecting...


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