#WeekendInspo: Chinoiserie Your Life

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Openhouse, Kuala Lumpur for … a fashionista’s forever classic

De Gournay’s Coco Coromandel screen, inspired by Gabrielle Chanel’s love for them

Hand-painted chinoiserie on silk

A beautiful homage to the exotic Chinese lacquered screens that dominated Gabrielle Chanel’s apartment on 31 Rue Cambon in Paris, De Gournay creates a hand-coloured Coco Coromandel wallpaper to full effect, meticulously crafted using venerable Chinese painting techniques and traditional Xuan paper. At OpenHouse, Kuala Lumpur’s latest modern Malaysian restaurant and Instagrammable space-to-be, 10 Coco Coromandel screens featuring peonies and mythical creatures take centre stage, evoking the inimitable spirit of the iconic designer herself. “I have had 21 coromandel screens,” Mademoiselle Chanel once said. “They play the role that tapestries did in the Middle Ages; they allow you to re-create your home everywhere.”

De Gournay wallpapers are available at Tatum, 12 Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-2202 2253. 


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