Interior Design

The Art of Gracie: Handpainted Wallpapers, Timeless Rooms

A glorious celebration of America’s most storied handpainted wallpaper company, family owned for 125 years, featuring dozens of rooms by today’s top interior designers.

The story of Gracie wallpaper, founded in 1898 and still family owned by the sixth generation, is one of the great untold stories of American interior design. Best known for their exquisitely detailed designs, Gracie papers have been installed at the White House and many of America’s most notable homes. They are a go-to resource for interior designers including Mark Sikes, Summer Thornton, Ellie Cullman, Brooke Giannetti, Suzanne Kasler, Michael S. Smith, Alexa Hampton, Alex Papachristidis, and Amanda Lindroth, and Gracie can be found in the homes of celebrities including Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, and Cameron Diaz.

This volume, featuring hundreds of color photographs of contemporary rooms by leading interior designers, shows the range not only of the papers themselves—from beautiful florals and birds to panoramic landscapes of American folk scenes and French pastoral hillsides to hunting and maritime scenes—but also the imaginative ways they can be used to create truly transporting spaces. Designs in every imaginable color, from metallics to lush greens and cobalt blues to dramatic reds and blacks, show that with Gracie, any room in the home can become a true, custom work of art.

Exquisite production detail on this volume, including 4-color printed page edges and a cover design custom-painted by Gracie exclusively for the book, will make this a must-have gift item that every interior design fan will want to display.

About The Author

Brother and sister team Mike and Jennifer Gracie are now carrying out their great grandfather’s legacy as the fifth-generation leaders of the company, along with her son Zachary, who represents the sixth. Judith Nasatir is an independent design writer who has authored dozens of books.

  • Publish Date: September 10, 2024
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: House & Home - Decorating & Furnishings
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 10 x 12
  • Pages: 320
  • US Price: $60.00
  • CDN Price: $80.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-3784-7

Author Bookshelf: Judith Nasatir