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de Gournay opens its new San Francisco showroom with eye-catching shop front

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de Gournay Inspired
de Gournay Inspired

Whether creating a dinner service or Chinoiserie room, a 19th century French Papier Peint or a gold-leaf ceiling, de Gournay helps realise your interior design dreams. The doors of its new San Francisco showroom opened on 1st March to great excitement.

Situated on Sacramento St, the go-to haven of architecture and interior design in the Pacific Heights neighbourhood, the exterior of the showroom was adorned with flowers beautifully arranged by San Francisco designer Jonathan Rachman. It was an opportunity to showcase many of the latest designs and innovative techniques, as well as exciting new colourways for existing motifs to some of the Bay’s top interior designers and press.


The showroom houses various items of furniture and antiques sourced to match the designs within, including the classic ‘Earlham’ Chinoiserie in a custom Monochrome on an Empire Blue Dyed Silk, shown here alongside hand painted Linen cushions depicting the ‘Askew’ design.


Hand painted ‘Plum Blossom’ beautifully showcases de Gournay’s unique abilities re-interpreting ancient motifs for contemporary use, here in original colours on Tarnished Silver Gilded Paper.


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The eye-catching new Amazonia design draws visitors into the showroom. Claud Cecil Gurney, founder of de Gournay, with his daughters Hannah and Rachel Gurney, both company directors, were at the opening to welcome guests alongside showroom manager Gwendolyn Rayner.

‘San Francisco is on the edge of the world in every sense,’ says Claud. ‘It is not only a wonderful place to live full of welcoming and friendly people but it has some of the greatest design talents in the world and is a bridge to the Pacific and Asia. We cannot afford not to be here.

‘We will endeavour to bring beauty and art into the lives of our clients and the interiors of San Francisco. de Gournay looks forward to welcoming you to the showroom on your travels to the West coast,’ he concludes.

de Gourney wallcoverings and fabrics are available locally from St Leger & Viney. Visit stleger.co.za to browse their extensive catalogues and find your nearest showroom.

The new de Gournay showroom is at 3681A Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA. Contact +1 (415) 800 7978 or [email protected].

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de Gournay’s tropical ‘Amazonia’ Chinoiserie wallpaper installed within the new San Francisco showroom on an arresting, custom blue Painted Xuan Paper ground.