Text by Joyce Chen, Architectural Digest
Nothing but the best for John Legend and Chrissy Teigen’s littlest one! Though Luna may have received tons of attention and love as the couple’s firstborn, the superstar pair are pulling out all the stops for their second little bundle of joy as well, as evidenced by the ornate wallpaper in their son Miles’s nursery. Legend recently shared an adorable photo of himself and his four-month-old mini-me to Instagram, with Miles’s nursery wallpaper on full display. The beautiful, whimsical pattern, complete with fun tropical birds and a number of different trees and shrubbery, is British wallpaper house de Gournay’s Amazonia design. The wallpaper is completely hand-painted on a dyed silk background in a shade appropriately called Gentleman’s Pink (in the photo, young Miles dons a tiny bow tie and suspenders), and retails for $1,248 per panel.
De Gournay and New York–based studio Gracie are two of the design houses leading the way back into an obsession with chinoiserie wallpaper. "The traditional place we come from is pen-and-ink drawing on silk, which is what has been happening in China for thousands of years," Claud Cecil Gurney told us at the time. "And people still want that today." Added the designer, “We do a lot of custom work that people would look at and never guess is de Gournay.” Other celebs who are fans of de Gournay include Kate Moss and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Feature Image: Instagram @JohnLegend