3 W A L L PA P E R W I T H A PA I N T E R LY T O U C H Historically, de Gournay (Webster & Company) has been the torch bearer for creating exquisite, hand-painted masterpieces. There is nothing more luxurious than a room papered in de Gournay, though it’s special and rare and can’t go everywhere. That would defeat its purpose, which is to dazzle and reign supreme. We are seeing a lot more wallpapers that are embellished with a painterly touch. There are so many new incarnations, especially from Farrow & Ball. We were also taken with London-based George Spencer Designs, which is represented by Charles Spada. Designers love Schumacher’s papers because even though they are not painted, they have a painterly quality. They resemble a beautifully-crafted mural or chinoiserie.
“Alhambra” from Phillip Jeffries begins with a Mylar ground, hand-painted with metallic and matte inks followed by a wash of color. The unique pattern takes on a three-dimensional quality.
The magazine of Boston Design Center.