Welcome to TGP Tidbits where we round up the happenings and our musings of the design industry each week. This week we take a look at de Gournay’s newest showroom and print, the 2022 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse, and Sister Parish for Minnow. Written by Natalie Aldridge.
de Gournay San Francisco
Ask any interior designer about their go-to luxury wall covering and they are likely to utter “de Gournay.” Founded by Claud Cecil Gurney in 1986 in the basement of his home, Gurney sought to create hand-painted wallpaper of superb quality after struggling to find skilled artisans to restore antique wallpaper in his home. Inspired by the historic painting techniques of mainland China and the influence of Chinoiserie on Europe, he journeyed to China to enlist highly talented craftsmen.
Years later, de Gournay still produces in China out of their Shanghai studio using original production techniques. On average, six artisans work on a single wallpaper that can take up to 150 hours to produce. The company’s vision and reach have also expanded. With numerous showrooms around the globe, a notable book filled with their work, and an ever-expanding collection of prints, it is no wonder de Gournay is an authority in the design world.
In August, de Gournay opened a San Francisco showroom just a few blocks from its previous location. The new location boasts soaring ceilings with greater display space. It is truly a marvel!
Today, de Gournay released a magnificent new print ‘Belvoir.’ In collaboration with the Duchess of Rutland, ‘Belvoir’ draws inspiration from the family estate, Belvoir Castle, and its recent restoration. The interiors of the castle have been completely transformed by Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler in tandem with de Gournay to restore its many antique wallpapers (a breathtaking tour can be found here). Belvoir is one of the few estates in England that have remained within the same family throughout its history. Take a look at the brilliant Belvoir print!
Belvoir by de Gournay
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles’ Holiday Designer Showhouse and Marketplace
This holiday season, between November 17th – December 11th, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine will be hosting their 14th annual Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse and Marketplace benefitting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. This year’s showhouse will feature a 10,505 square foot home located in Buckhead’s coveted Randall Mill neighborhood imagined by KBD Development & Construction, Harrison Design and decorated by a notable mix of interior designers from across the Southeast. Tickets are now available here.
Each year the showhouse not only works to celebrate talented designers but to raise funds for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. For the duration of the showhouse there will be exciting events taking place such as gift wrapping tutorials and table top demonstrations. We cannot wait to see how this year’s designers transform the showhouse’s Buckhead home.
Sister Parish x Minnow
TGP favorite Sister Parish and the adorable swimwear company Minnow have joined forces for an exclusive collaboration. Known for its storied past and enviable prints, Sister Parish has entered a new creative era with Sister Parish’s Great-Granddaughter Eliza Harris at the helm. In the company’s recent endeavor they have paired with swimwear industry titan, Minnow, to create a limited collection of children’s swimwear, clothing, and a few coordinating items for mom and dad. While the weather may be turning, holiday vacations are on the horizon and we are obsessed with these pieces! Take a peek.
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