tag archives: wallpaper

 

do you believe that fashion trends and interior design trends are related?

if so, then based on the spring 2020 women’s ready-to-wear collections in milan and paris, jungle and tropical prints and colors are on trend.

noir kei ninomiya | spring 2020 ready-to-wear | 27 september 2019 | paris, france

looks 1, 31, and 34
hats by azuma makoto made of ferns, palms, and moss
photos courtesy of noir kei ninomiya via vogue

 

valentino | spring 2020 ready-to-wear | 29 september 2019 | paris, france

looks 29, 40, 34, and 48
naive jungle prints inspired by 19th-century artist henri rousseau
photo credits filippo fior / gorunway.com via vogue

 

dolce & gabbana | spring 2020 ready-to-wear | 22 september 2019 | milan, italy

looks 25, 26, 118, and 24
sicilian jungle prints
photo credits filippo fior / gorunway.com via vogue

 

mezzanine | the greenbriar hotel | white sulphur springs, WV

renovated by dorothy draper during the 1940’s | refreshed by her protégé carleton varney in 2007

brazillance wallpaper | dorothy draper(r) fabrics & wallcoverings

designed by dorothy draper for the arrowhead springs hotel | san bernadino, CA | 1937
photo credits dorothy draper & company and the greenbriar via facebook

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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