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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016

1.17.2009

Images of the Week


This isn't the first image of Matthew Williamson's London boutique to appear here, and I know some of you feel the de Gournay wallpaper has been overexposed during the last two years, but I thought the juxtaposition of the dress and handpainted paper was striking. Can never really get enough flowering branches, especially in January, so this image from Elle Interior makes the weekly wrap-up.

More blooms: Mr. Beaton, also from Elle Interior.

And for Lisa, this one is self explanatory. (Again from Elle Interior.)

Related past post.

13 comments:

Beautiful Living said...

I agree that de gournay is overexposed, but I totally understand why. Their wallpapers make this amazing statement and they're just sooo different from ordinary ones... I still love love love the effect you get from using it.
And mr Williams store looks super chic.

vicki archer said...

Love these images and I never tire of chinoiserie, xv.

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Ah, beauty can never be overexposed. Thank you for the gorgeous images, Courtney.

balsamfir said...

Don't think I'm going to get tired of the De Gournay in green. But then, I'm a stick in the mud about things I really like. Maybe, if its overdone, it'll go on sale. Hah.

Laura said...

I will forever adore everything Matthew Williamson so could never say a bad word about his store (thankfully I think it is quite striking and that dress is just so chic-summer-lawn-party). And that last photo is my dream living space, sheep included!

Laura said...

I will forever adore everything Matthew Williamson so could never say a bad word about his store (thankfully I think it is quite striking and that dress is just so chic-summer-lawn-party). And that last photo is my dream living space, sheep included!

Ivy Lane said...

I love De Gournay wallpaper. Especially in green! We are getting another dusting of snow today! I am going to try to find some forsythia branches to bring in the force...never made to our Whole Foods yesterday to see if they had quince branches here up north!

Happy Sunday!

robyn said...

Happy New year Courtney, love your posts, super cute cottage in New orleans :~)

Fifi Flowers said...

Lovely sheep in the house... divine!

Anonymous said...

does anyone have a source for sheep like that? not the Claude Lalanne sheep or those awful knockoffs at source perrier.

Lisa Borgnes Giramonti said...

Love those sheep! To Anonymous: Moss in NYC used to carry those sheep (they're made in Germany) but I found mine at Westwood Carpets in Los Angeles (on Beverly Blvd). They had to special-order it, but it was worth the wait. And they have them in S, M and L and in different poses (head down, head up).

ANd oh, that Cecil Beaton photograph! I have recently come up for air after a two month long bout of reading all his diaries, and that man and his delicious houses (Ashcombe, Reddish) and gardens were pure pleasure to read about.

Sarah said...

I love the last image! I would love to have windows like that!

Jill said...

I don't think that anything as beautiful as de gournay wallpaper can be overexposed.