The House of deGournay


Hi everyone! My apologies for not posting yesterday. Between client meetings, presentations, and closing on the sale of our house, it has been a crazy week, but hopefully today’s beautiful post will make up for yesterday’s absence! I have admired the breathtaking, hand-painted wallpapers of British company, deGournay for as long as I can remember. Hannah Cecil Gurney, the daughter of founder, Claud Cecil Gurney has become the face of the company along with her sister Rachel, with whom she once shared this charming two bedroom flat housed in a former Georgian townhouse in London.  She now shares the house with her husband, Eddie Harden and they will soon welcome a new baby into their home!

I have known Hannah for several years and was absolutely delighted and thrilled to work with her and the extraordinary team to incorporate one of their stunning wallpapers into my Dauphine Suite, the bedroom and terrace I designed for the Traditional Home Southern Style Now Showhouse in New Orleans which is open through June 12th. I was so happy to see her charming home in the pages of the July issue of House & Garden because I’d heard about her plans to incorporate several of deGournay’s most iconic designs into the various rooms in her home over lunch a couple of years ago. It’s so fun to see so many of their beautiful wallpapers in one chic house.


{The hallway features deGournay’s Early Views of India, a classic Louis XVI chair, and a Turkish kilim rug.}


{The sitting room features one of my all-time favorite deGournay designs, St. Laurent, inspired by the home of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berger}


{The charming dining room features ethnic textiles, antique chairs, and abstract art.}


{The master bedroom features another classic deGournay design, Badminton which is the same pattern we used for the Southern Style Now showhouse, except we used their new hand-feathered, gilded technique using 12 carat white gold and aluminum.}


{The Gorgeous, Cover-Worthy Guest Bedroom}

Paloma Signature

{Photography by Simon Brown for House & Garden}

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