Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Wallcovering: Movies with Beautiful Wallpaper


Just a little tidbits of history on this very popular design...
In 1670, King Louis XIV had the Trianon de Porcelaine erected at Versailles. It was a small structure-a pleasure house built for the king's mistress-and it was decorated with chinoiserie and faced with faience tiles with a blue and white chinoiserie pattern. The building persists in history as the first major example of chinoiserie-the English word is borrowed straight from French, which based the word on chinois, its word for "Chinese"-but the trend it began long outlasted the building itself, which was destroyed a mere 17 years later to make way for the Grand Trianon. Chinoiserie itself was popular throughout the 17th and 18th centuries and enjoyed a brief revival in the 1930s. And people still enjoy it today.



Wallpaper can be daunting to shop for, commit to and hang. But when you do it correctly, it really MAKES a room. It not only provides a big pattern that creates impact but it actually makes the rest of the room easier to design because you have this super solid style that leads everything-Movies with Beautiful Wallpaper, CHINOISERIE, de GourneyMovies with Beautiful and exquisite Wallpaper, CHINOISERIE, de Gourney,
...from our archive.  (La Jolla, California)

A  de Gournay panoramic hand painted wall mural of  "Early Views of Italy" post is in the horizon. I am so thrilled and honored to get to hang  their hand painted  mural in a formal living room. be continued...

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