Delectable de Gournay

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 | Category: Walls

I am totally, completely, utterly infatuated with…


I know this hand-painted wallpaper is just about everywhere you look these days, but I still love it.  I’ve never been much of a bird person, but somehow I find myself very attracted to a wallpaper that has birds dispersed all over it!

Yes, it’s very expensive and yes, the lead time is excrutiatingly long…but that’s the price you must pay for perfection, I suppose!



De Gournay specializes in 18th century Chinoiserie and 19th century French designs.  They can alter the designs with a more modern color palette to give these classics an updated look.

The interiors below are rooms in which the designer has used de Gournay wallpaper.  Imagine the room without the paper…do you think paint would have had the same effect and jaw dropping factor that the de Gournay paper has created? Most likely not.  The pattern is what really “makes” these rooms.


{Bedroom designed by Miles Redd- Domino}


{Barbara Jacksier blog}


{de Gournay}


{Velvet and Linen}


{Domino book cover}

Normally I don’t like to bring up Domino because I end up getting all emotional- but do you remember the beautiful cover of their decorating book? That was based off of a DG wallpaper!


{Velvet and Linen}


{de Gournay}


{de Gournay}


{Maison 21}


{Velvet and Linen}


{Elle Decor}



Matthew Williamson’s London Boutique and the De Gournay dress

After seeing these photos, are you now under de Gournay’s spell too?

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4 Comments to 'Delectable de Gournay'

Fauxology 01 Jul 09 at 8:38 am

Seriously. What a beautiful post. So many pictures but my faves are the Maison 21 (the chairs! the pattern! the color!) and Elle Decor. Thank you for the visual splendor!

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saltydog 09 Jul 11 at 7:59 pm

The technical work on the Degournay papers is great. As fauxology mentioned above the work that Griffin and Wong ( ) did with the Maison21 Bachelorette project was outstanding.

I’ve used them for a powder room and art gallery wall – they seem to have very consistent execution / QC – & fast.

thanks for the beautiful article

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