It should come as no surprise that I find the opening of de Gournay in San Francisco most exciting. I have been enchanted by their hand painted product since I first spotted them years ago and the fantasy of enveloping my future home from floor to ceiling with their magical papers is a fantasy that continues to persist. Last year, when designing for SF Showcase, I absolutely knew that de Gournay had to be incorporated into the design (and it was! we used the "Monkey" wallpaper). This year, when developing my design for the laundry room for SF Showcase I reached out yet again to de Gournay to partner up, this time completely enamored with their new design "Thousand Li".
The opening party was last Wednesday and it was quite the society and design soiree. The new gallery is on Sacramento Street and is as charming from the outside as it is beautiful on the inside – complete with a quaint garden through the back.
Even if these wall-coverings may not be in the budget for everyone, the new shop is an absolute must see for anyone who considers themselves a true aesthete. Also, the shop is pup friendly and Lady Arabella (pictured below) can be seen lounging through the front door.
Eye candy below (photo cred: Brad Knipstein) but really a must see in person!