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London | DesignJanuary 22, 2013

De Gournay-ize Me Please

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Many days, as I wander through London's trendiest and chicest spaces, I am often  taken by the beautiful spaces and environments. Quite recently though - I think I have fallen in love.  Yes love; and it wasn't because of a charismatic accent or sharp attire - this time I was struck by vibrant colors, meticulous details , and spectacular beauty. In case I haven’t made myself quite clear, this article worthy of my admiration was the nothing more than the de Gournay hand painted wallpapers.

De Gournay, founded in 1986, specializes in creating exquisite hand painted wallpaper, fabrics, porcelain, and hand carved furniture. it's founder, Claud Cecil Gurney ,decided to found the company following an unsuccessful search for expert artisans to restore his antique hand painted wallpaper.  Now, the company is most renowned for its original collection of 18th century chinoiserie designs that bring spaces to life with colourful flora and fauna. More recently though, de Gournay has introduced a more contemporary  Japanese & Korean collection, as well as an eclectic collections featuring stunning hand-gilded gold and silver paper-backed silk. My favourites, however, are the panoramic, which display a variety of vistas from an English countryside to an exotic Brazilian  scene bursting with wildlife

Apparently, though it's not only my heart that de Gournay has conquered - they can be seen everywhere; such as in a commercial for Chanel, lining the walls of prestigious hotels and restaurants, on the Duchess of Cambridge's dress, and even printed on a mini cooper! The list, like their wallpaper variety, is endless.

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