Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez

Claire de Quénetain – Hortense Collection

In a short period of time, Claire de Quénetain has achieved something that for many can take a lifetime: a signature and unmistakable style.

French-born Claire de Quénetain graduated from the prestigious Royal College of Art before setting up her own printmaking studio. Working across prints and textiles, her patterns mix light watercolour shades with bold dashes of colour to add a painterly feel to any space.

Inspired by flowers such as hortensias and lupines, her latest collection ‘Hortense’ showcases a range of fabrics and paintings that transform any room into a utopian garden.

Claire de Quenetain Hortense Collection - The Annabelle Fabric
The Annabelle Fabric

 

Claire de Quenetain Hortense Collection

 

Claire de Quenetain Hortense Collection - The Gardening Painting
The Gardening Painting

 

Claire de Quenetain Hortense Collection - The Hydrangea Painting 2
The Hydrangea Painting 2

 

Claire de Quenetain Hortense Collection - The Flore Fabric
The Flore Fabric

 

Claire de Quenetain Hortense Collection

 

Claire de Quenetain Hortense Collection - The Rainbow Fabric
The Rainbow Fabric

 

Claire de Quenetain Hortense Collection - The Lupine Painting 3
The Lupine Painting 3

 

Claire de Quenetain Hortense Collection - The Hydrangea Fabric
The Hydrangea Fabric

 

Claire de Quenetain Hortense Collection - Sculptural Drawing 1 and 2
Sculptural Drawing 1 and 2

 

Claire de Quenetain Hortense Collection - The Lupine Painting
The Lupine Painting

For more information visit https://clairedequenetain.com/collections/hortense-collection

Images: Claire de Quénetain

Antica Stamperia Trevi

One of the highlights of my recent trip to Rome was discovering ‘Antica Stamperia Trevi’ a printer that opened its doors in 1780.

What caught my attention was the simplicity of the place and the beautiful paper sets that I saw in the windows. I came in to ask if they were available to purchase as it looked more like a workspace than a store. Sergio Franci, the man in charge of this fascinating place, told me that I could buy them and carefully showed them to me.

Antica Stamperia Trevi, Roma

Antica Stamperia Trevi, Roma

Antica Stamperia Trevi, Roma

While I was trying to decide which one to purchase, I started to talk to Franci. He was preparing some (very well presented ) small boxes with invitations and cards ready to be sent to his exclusive clientele from all over the world.

Since 1780 Antica Stamperia Trevi has been working for Kings, Queens, Popes, Cardinals, Ministers…yet this place is anything but pretentious.

The craftsmanship and savior- faire is what really stands out. Sergio only works with traditional techniques on a laborious process in order to keep the traditional Italian motto ‘Bello e Ben Fatto’ alive.

Grazie mille Sergio!

Sergio Franci, Antica Stamperia Trevi (Rome)
Sergio Franci

 

Antica Stamperia Trevi, Rome

Antica Stamperia Trevi, Rome

Antica Stamperia Trevi , Roma

Antica Stamperia Trevi, Rome

Antica Stamperia Trevi, Rome

Antica Stamperia Trevi, Via dell’Umilta 84 , Roma.

+39 066794718  anticastamperiatrevi@gmail.com

Verrieres

‘Nothing dates faster than a printed fabric- unless of course, it’s one of those timeless prints that defy shifts in style’ Marylin Bethany – Interiors: What Works (New York Magazine, 1987)

The iconic ‘Verriéres’ fabric has been in the Brunsching & Fils line since 1960 (Known in  Europe as ‘Batik’ – Le Manach/Pierre Frey)  On today’s blog post I’m sharing some fabulous rooms where this timeless chintz makes all the difference.

Verrieres fabric by Brunschwig & Fils

Louise de Vilmorin in her Salon Bleu in Château de Vilmorin at Verrières -le-Buisson, where te fabric got its name.
Louise de Vilmorin in her Salon Bleu in Château de Vilmorin at Verrières -le-Buisson, where te fabric got its name. Source: Paris Match

 

Salon Bleu. Brunschwig & Fils Verriere fabric
Another view of the Salon Bleu

 

Verrieres in the bedroom of Nadine Baroness de Rothschild at her cottage in Brattany
Verrieres in the bedroom of Nadine Baroness de Rothschild at her cottage in Brattany

 

A chair upholstered in Verrieres (1970s) Source: The Peak of Chic blog

 

Mario Buatta's Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse, 1984 . Architectural Digest
Mario Buatta’s Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse, 1984 . Architectural Digest

 

Mario Buatta's Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse, 1984 . Architectural Digest
Mario Buatta’s Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse, 1984 . Architectural Digest

 

Elizabeth Guest design. Verrieres fabric on window tratment. Blairsden Masion
Blairsden Mansion (New Jersey) 2014. Elizabeth Guest interiors

 

Elizabeth Guest design. Verrieres fabric on window tratment. Blairsden Masion
Blairsden Mansion (New Jersey) 2014. Elizabeth Guest interiors

 

Mario Buatta. Verrieres fabric by Brunschwig & Fills
A more recent room by Mario Buatta. Architectural Digest

 

Atlanta home by Phoebe Howard. Verrieres fabric by Brunschwig & Fils
A home in Atlanta by Phoebe Howard