Sunday, March 21, 2010

Hand Painted Wallpapers

Interior designers who have clients with big budgets may know of a few hand-painted wallpaper manufacturers, such as Gracie, Paul Montgomery and deGournay.  While definitely not cheap, these beautifully crafted wallpapers bring an elegance and refinement to any space that it inhabits.  I particularly like the application in an entranceway and dining room, but as you will see from the following pictures, anywhere is nice.

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This collection is from deGournay.  The panels above the fireplace are my favorite of this grouping.  They add so much character to the space.

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More from deGournay.  The sepia tones of the panels with the elephant draws my eye.  I like that they placed this in a bathroom.

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Even closet doors get a special treatment from deGournay here.

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Available in almost every color palette, deGournay does not disappoint.

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More deGournay…. The muted tones of the middle scene have such a rich and classical quality about them.

 

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Paul Montgomery's Chinoiserie Collection, Hemmerling

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Paul Montgomery's Chinoiserie Collection, Rose

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Paul Montgomery's European Panoramic Collection

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Gracie hand-painted Chinese scenic panel

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Gracie hand-painted Chinese scenic panel

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Gracie hand-painted Chinese silver leaf panel

 

All very beautiful!  My current house does not lend itself to this type of wallpaper panel, but if I had a classically structured house, you can bet I would have one of these panels on my wish list for my dining room.

Thanks for viewing this week and I hope you have an incredible week!

 

"Strength is not measured by how tightly you hold on to something,
but by how well you let it go."
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10 comments:

Laura Casey Interiors said...

I love beautiful papers! Little hands at my house don't allow for them yet but in due time...

Hamptontoes said...

I love wallcoverings. Your post has truly lovely images.

Developing Designs said...

Lovely images. The sepia tones of the elephant I love. Maybe not installed in this house, but using a panel on a board and maybe even framing it, leaned up against a wall looks great. Bonus, you can take it with you if you ever move! :) xo

Cristin said...

Beautiful wallpaper, but not in my future anytime soon! {darn}

xo,
cristin

Katya said...

If interested, you can find more images of de Gournay hand painted wallpaper projects such as M. Williamson store on my blog:

http://wonderlandphilosophy.blogspot.com/

Chic Coles said...

Great collection. We would love to have a dining room with hand painted wallpaper.

Style Redux 2 said...

Gorgeous examples of these stunning papers. I love them all. Fromental has beautiful ones as well.

Dreams of Perfection said...

If I won the lottery...you know the rest :) Beautiful.

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

DeGournay paper is on my dream list! This is a great roundup. :)

Jennifer Sergent said...

Oh, this is like giving crack to an addict! Thank you so much for the eye candy. How I wish I could afford some in my dining room (sigh).

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