Salon Vert - Custom Blue Green
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: Though a contemporary addition to the de Gournay collection library, the origins of ‘Salon Vert’ span not only the history of Chinese painted wall coverings but also their cultural popularity in Western styles of décor.
Famously shot by photographer Horst P. Horst within the Paris apartment of Baroness Pauline de Rothschild, herself memorably depicted peering through the room’s jib door, the installation of antique, Chinoiserie wallpaper showcased in a 1969 Vogue editorial on her Rue Méchain home has become a visual reference synonymous with the medium.
de Gournay alludes to this most particular inspiration in its latest design, employing a muted palette and delicate brushwork to subtly render a verdant garden, the details of which emerge from the depths of the tonal colour scheme. The double height proportions of the Baroness’ original ground floor property, situated within a historic ‘Hotel Particulier’, showcased the energetic design of her panels to great effect. Birds, butterflies and foliage likewise crowd the composition of ‘Salon Vert’, with a stone balustrade along sections of the ground, though reveal themselves gradually as though from dusk.
Removed from the apartment after the Baron de Rothschild’s death in 1988, the antique wallpaper was last seen for sale in a Paris antiques shop in the early 1990’s. Though it’s current whereabouts are unknown, de Gournay’s elegant interpretation allows clients the opportunity to similarly utilise a design of historic proportions in a current context.
Installation 1: Photography by Mariam Medvedeva
Installation 2: Photography by de Gournay