Interior Design

de Gournay: Hand-Painted Interiors

Renowned for its elegant hand-painted wallpapers and textiles, de Gournay creates some of the most beautiful interiors in the world.

Celebrated for its hand-painted chinoiserie wallpapers, sumptuous patterns of colorful flora and varied birdlife, the company produces additional collections that explore historical themes, such as nineteenth-
century French pastoral scenes or exotic Brazilian landscapes bursting with wildlife. De Gournay also crafts more abstracted designs that fit well with modern interiors. Collaborating with renowned tastemakers from across creative industries, de Gournay works with leading interior designers as well as noted trendsetters such as Kate Moss.

This volume showcases de Gournay designs in situ, in beautiful interiors created by top designers in homes from San Francisco and New York to London, Paris, and beyond. The book explores de Gournay interiors in both city and country settings, how to take inspiration from English stately homes, and how custom wallpaper designs are created.

Full of inspiring interiors and design ideas, de Gournay is an in-depth look at the stunning creations of one of the most prestigious and influential design houses of today.

About The Author

Claud Cecil Gurney is a collector of art, porcelain, and furniture with a love of chinoiserie and Chinese style. He founded the company nearly thirty years ago, setting up a studio in China that works with local artisans and painters to create patterns drawing on traditional designs.

  • Publish Date: October 06, 2020
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: House & Home - Decorating & Furnishings
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 10 x 12
  • Pages: 272
  • US Price: $75.00
  • CDN Price: $100.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-6790-5


"While every good interior tells a story, de Gournay wallpapers and textiles actually tell stories. The venerable French firm has long been celebrated for its patterns that include chinoiserie, sumptuous flora and birdlife, as well as its historical patterns, notably nineteenth-century pastoral scenes and exuberant Brazilian landscapes, as well as abstracts. The story of these stories is well recounted here." —MILIEU MAGAZINE

"Renowned for its elegant hand-painted wallpapers and textiles, de Gournay creates some of the most beautiful interiors in the world." —LOVE HAPPENS 

"The hand-painted wall coverings, fabric, and porcelain coming out of Claud Cecil Gurney's studio in China since 1984 have captivated industry darlings like Michael S. Smith, Miles Redd, India Mahdavi, Alessandra Branca, Kelly Wearstler, and Irakli Zaria along the way. In De Gournay: Hand-Painted Interiors, the sheer beauty of the works—largely influenced by Art Deco and Art Nouveau, 18th- and 19th-century chinoiserie papers hailing from original Chinese sources as well as European copies, and, more recently, Japanese Edo period paintings—are the showpiece. Most compelling of all? The re-creations of the traditional craft are exacting, using techniques that De Gournay says have remained the same for hundreds of years." —ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST.COM