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the san francisco design district is changing.  the san francisco design center (sfdc) is consolidating.  jackson square is diversifying.  contemporary design showrooms and clothing retailers are opening.  while, some antiques dealers or art galleries are consolidating, relocating, or closing.  sacramento street is evolving as a leading design destination.

on 1 march 2017, de gournay opened their gorgeous new showroom on sacramento street.  when i lived in london, i loved visiting the de gournay showroom in old church street en route to my favorite fulham road antiques dealers.  so, i am delighted to welcome de gournay to san francisco.

de gournay is best known for their hand-painted chinoiserie wallpaper.  their artisans are artists.  so, de gournay wallpaper could be considered a work of art.

de gournay | amazonia wallpaper | on blue painted xuan paper

de gournay showroom | 3691A sacramento street | san francisco, CA

photo credits lisa walsh | innerspace and brad knipstein via de gournay

de gournay | wisteria wallpaper | on mica metallic xuan paper

photo credits lisa walsh | innerspace and georgetti spa via de gournay

de gournay | plum blossom wallpaper | on tarnished silver gilded paper

photo credits lisa walsh | innerspace and marie-caroline lucat via de gournay

de gournay | a thousand li of rivers and mountains wallpaper | on bleached white dyed silk

photo credits lisa walsh | innerspace and de gournay

one of my prospective interior design clients hopes to create a ‘more elegant’ home.  so, as part of the initial consultation process, we’re beginning to define what ‘elegant’ means to them.

would you describe de gournay wallpaper as elegant?

wallcovering, textile, and product designer lori weitzner, one of the keynote speakers at design san francisco 2013, creates products that challenge your perceptions.  all are hand crafted by skilled international artisans.  many are made from natural or sustainable materials.  but, the most innovative are made from uncommon materials.

have you ever seen wallpaper made from recycled newspaper?

hot off the press | whp140/01 | made from 70% post consumer recycled newspaper and 30% salago fiber with a fr finish | hand made in india

or, handwoven strips of newspaper?

newsworthy | wne113/01 | made from 70% post consumer recycled newspaper and  30% nylon, paper backed with a light water repellent finish | hand woven in india

or, maps?

around the world | W1011/01 | 70% post consumer recycled paper maps and 30% nylon, paper backed with a light water repellent finish | hand woven in india

or, cinema posters?
cinema posters | wcp128/01 | 70% post consumer recycled paper cinema posters and 30% nylon, paper backed with a light water repellent finish | hand woven in india

photo credits weitzner limited

aren’t weitzner’s upcycled wall coverings innovative?

newsworthy wallpaper | bedroom | new york, NY | interior design by shawn henderson

photo credit william waldron

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