KRIS Likes… Spring and De Gournay

 “There are as many styles of beauty as there are visions of happiness.”
– Stendhal


The weather is finally getting nicer and I was inspired this morning by an Instagram photo of a De Gournay wallpaper posted by a friend and fellow interior designer, Georgia Tapert Howe of Carolina George.  Inspired by 18th Century Chinoiserie; nothing reminds me of springtime and brings the beauty of nature into a home quite like an exquisitely hand painted De Gournay wallpaper.  The company specializes in creating block-printed panoramic wallpapers developed in early 19th century France and called: Papiers Peints Panoramiques.   Every paper is handmade by skilled artisans and each one is a true work of art.  The epitome of luxury, beauty and fantasy the paper can be customized any way the client desires and made into matching pattern fabric.  Personally, De Gournay paper in a dining room is a look I will never tire of!!  Thanks to Georgia for the inspiration… I am jealous that you get to work with one and am certain it will be stunning! For everyone else, enjoy the way designers have used these gorgeous papers in the pictures below!   xx K

















*All photos taken from the De Gournay Website.

KRIS Likes … Plenty Home by Tracy Reese

Fashion Designer Tracy Reese has expanded her signature line with a home collection for “Plenty by Tracy Reese”.  The line provides a wonderful array of sets for your bedroom and bath that can be purchased separately and mixed and matched wonderfully.  Full of vibrant, feminine, bohemian, and boldly colored prints; Tracy Reese seems to have an intrinsic sense for how to make even the strongest hues harmonize in the most unique way.  Perfect for kids rooms, guest bedrooms, and summer homes, this collection is whimsical, fun, intricate, undeniably gorgeous, and extremely affordable.

These shower curtains and bath towels are the perfect antidote to liven up a sparse bathroom.

The line also includes these fun beach towels that remind me a lot of Kelly Wearstler fabric line for Lee Jofa.

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