Once upon a time, a beautiful young princess was banished from her home, the mystical kingdom, to the woods where butterflies flew and flower petals fell, mirroring the seasons of our life, the choices we make and the beauty that emerges from the darkest places.
This fairy tale by “it” designer Misha Nonoo (her clients include SJP, Gwenyth, Blake Lively and Linda Fargo) inspired her new collaboration, a capsule collection of evening gowns made with hand-painted de Gournay silks.
When we saw pictures of this collection on Misha’s Pinterest board, we had to dig a little deeper and fell upon a great time lapse video of what went on behind the scenes. Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg, the very talented duo behind Ann Street Studio, are responsible for these delightful images which capture the ethereal essence of the tale.
Plum Blossom II
With fresh anemones strewn across the furniture and floor, crowns made by stylist Kelly Framel from The Glamourai and of course, a spectacular backdrop of de Gournay wallpaper, these gowns take on a life of their own.
Whistler Peacock – Back
Whistler Peacock – Front
Oh, to be so glamorous while living in the woods!
Photos via Ann Street Studio, Misha Nonoo and The Glamourai
No design style represents spring blossoms like cherry and quince more than chinoiserie. Embraced by top designers like Charlotte Moss and Michael Smith, chinoiserie (a French term meaning “Chinese-esque” or “that which reflects Chinese artistic influence”) has that special star quality that captures the imagination and transforms any style of room – much like our flowers!
One of our favorite accents is the hand-painted wallpaper and silks from the British firm de Gournay, known for their chinoiserie designs as well their hand-painted fabrics for Balmain.
de Gournay - Chelsea Wallpaper
De Gournay - Handpainted Wallpaper
De Gournay - Handpainted Silk Panel
Maria Christofilis, founder and creative director of the Anthousa collection, loved her custom-made peony and cherry blossom silk panels by de Gournay that they inspired her new home fragrance, De Gournay Jardinieres and Citrus Trees, and the beautiful fabric swatch became the packaging.
Anthousa - De Gournay Jardinieres & Citrus Trees
Photos from de Gournay and Anthousa