Image above is from German AD, December-January 2006.
There's a serious craze for chinoiserie wallpaper happening right now. (It's a happy epidemic though, because the look is so exquisite and timeless.) I thought it would be interesting to share William Haines' legendary "garden room" at Winfield House, the U.S. Ambassador's residence in London.
When Haines decorated the stately home for Ambassador and Mrs. Walter H. Annenberg, circa 1969, he used two-hundred-years-old Chinese wallpaper in the spring-green room.
Above, a more recently decorated interior: a Miles Redd-designed bedroom covered in de Gournay chinoiserie wallpaper, as seen in Elle Decor, November 2006. Photo by Simon Upton.
Related past posts:
Paper to the Max
BG by KWID
Class Act: William Haines Legendary Hollywood Decorator