I am not the kind of designer who constantly redesigns their home from top to bottom. However, I do feel that it is part of my job as a designer to use my home to experiment with new ideas. Plus, every so often, I’ll fall in love with something that I absolutely want to see in my home. That might mean hanging a new piece of art, bringing in a gorgeous new lamp, or reuhpholstering some of my furniture in different fabrics. Recently, I commissioned the very talented artist, Jane Timberlake Cooper whose work we carry at Paloma & Co to create a series of mixed media works for my dining room. She created nine stunning pieces that I plan to hang in a tight grid. They are currently at the framer, so I will be sure to share a photo once they’re ready.
Since I will be hanging a new series of art in my dining room, that means the beautiful framed deGournay panels hanging in that spot will have to find a new home. Unfortunately, I don’t have another spot in my house for them. It is bittersweet to let them go because they are so special to me and have truly brought me joy with their beauty. They’ve been such a part of my design journey, but it is time that they bring someone else joy.
The panels were custom-made for me by deGournay when I used their Badminton wallpaper in the bedroom I designed for the first Southern Style Now Showhouse in 2016. I was the first person to showcase their new hand-feathering technique for painting the silk panels with 12 karat white gold and aluminum accents. The effect is so beautiful and luminous, especially in the sunlight. Since the showhouse was temporary, I couldn’t bear the thought that the beautiful wallpaper would not live on, so I had 3 of the panels sent back to London to be restored and backed with new paper. Then, I had them framed so they could hang in our new house when we moved a couple of years ago.
The Wallpaper is featured on the cover of my book, Dream Design Live.
The panels are silk with white gold and aluminum accents. They measure 37″ W x 71.25″ H and are framed in custom gilded bamboo frames. The panels are not behind glass which is the proper way to frame chinoiserie panels as it allows the viewer to see the stunning texture of the silk ground and the stunning metallic accents. I am asking $5,000 for the three panels which is equivalent to what it cost to frame them. Local Houston shipping is preferred, but we could also ship to someone outside of Houston via white glove delivery. Serious inquiries only please. Price is firm. (firstname.lastname@example.org).