Interior Photography – Simon Brown
For its September Issue, Architectural Digest was invited to discover and unveil Kate Moss’ collaboration with the prestigious English wallpaper brand de Gournay. It is in the heart of Primrose Hill, in the fashion icon’s house, that her inimitable aesthetic sense is once yet demonstrated.
Already a long-standing de Gournay client, it should come as no surprise that she chose to join forces with the brand to create ‘Anemones in Light’, a beautiful chinoiserie wallcovering now part of the house’s permanent collection and showcased in her bathroom, reflecting her personal style: sleek and modern with a poetic touch.
This Art Deco-inspired masterpiece, made in custom Xuan paper, displays largescale hand-painted Anemones, symbol of luck according to Greek mythology. The intricate flowers, alongside shards of light hand-gilded in sterling silver metal leaf, superbly stand out on an ethereal background. This backdrop is painted in a hue named “Dusk”, referring to the supermodel’s favourite time of the day and reminiscent of “a summer night when it goes silvery-blue from the light of the moon”, as she stated in Architectural Digest.
The Double Lowther vanity basin suite, handmade using traditional methods, finds its place perfectly in this glamorous, romantic and relaxing atmosphere. Our largest basin unit constitutes a wonderful option for bathrooms providing sufficient space as this one. It features a stunning classic marble white Arabescato finish, hand-cut with detailed moulding and characterized by black veins, echoing with the flowers’ long stems. This precious piece also includes his and her deep and spacious basins, made in hand-poured china for a unique result. Its stand, created here in a chrome finish, blends in beautifully with the silver-tinted wallpaper and the embroidered curtains, made from saris, which are draped at the windows.
Last but not least: the mirrored sections, which create the illusion of a bigger room, have been designed in a way to outline the pre-existing wooden panelling with elegance. Here are displayed antique perfume bottles, golden ornaments and flowers.
de Gournay hand painted ‘Anemones in Light’ wallpaper
designed by Kate Moss in collaboration with de Gournay
‘Dusk’ design colours on custom Grey Painted Xuan Paper