Badminton - Azure Cobalt
Dimensions: de Gournay wallpapers are produced as panels in any height up to 4.3m. Total panel length is 0.60 more than the chosen design height when ordering via the straight run method and 0.30m more than your wall height when ordering via the tailored method. These wallpapers are 0.915m wide after trimming except where marked. Customisation of design elements, colourways and panel heights are fully available though subject to additional charge.
Details: In de Gournay’s Badminton design tree peonies and tulip trees stretch across the paper but maintain a very open feel through being less densely used than in many other designs. This leaves spaces between the branches and foliage to better show off the pretty birds perched in and flying between them or the occasional butterfly flitting from one blossom to another. Combined with the relatively plain style of the ground these attributes lead to Badminton having a straight forward uncomplicated style that many clients find works well everywhere, but especially in more contemporary decoration schemes.
The inspiration for Badminton was the tree portion of the wonderful old paper hanging in the Leicester Bedroom at Chatsworth which combines peony trees with tall bamboo. The Chinese wallpaper here was installed in 1830 after the house had been remodelled by architect Wyatville for the 6th Duke of Devonshire. However, the name of the room survived both this and the earlier remodelling by Talman for the 1st Duke of Devonshire between 1693 and 1695 and commemorates the stay by Robert Dudley, the 1st Earl of Leicester in 1577 in the original Elizabethan manor house.
Installation 1: Photography by Dan Marshall
Installation 2: KG Photography. Carlton Chandelier by Christopher Hyde
Installation 3: Photography by Simon Brown. Styling by Tara Craig
Installation 4: Henrietta Spencer-Churchill of Woodstock Designs
Installation 5: Interior design by Collins & Sweezey
Installation 6: Interior design by Paloma Contreras. Photography by Brittany Ambridge