I love to use historic hand printed wallpapers in the spaces I create, and they really are a signature of my high end classic interior. Recently the illustrious antiques dealer Mallett had a spectacular exhibition of vintage wallpapers titled “Wallpapers In Vogue” in collaboration with Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz, the renowned expert in the field.
The exhibition included a number of papers that were shown for the first time in the United States, and I was thrilled to have been able to view some of these outrageously beautiful works of art in person. This was a sampling of the best of the best, and one of the most extensive selections of French wallpapers that has been assembled in America for many years.
Mallet was the perfect venue for such a collection. Sadly the exhibition has ended, but not to worry – one can still enjoy all the beauty of what I was able to enjoy in Carrolle Thibaut-Pomerantz’s stunning new book, “Wallpaper: a history of style and Trends.”
Standing in front of “Jardin Anglais” I’m wearing a slate blue corduroy jacket with leather and steel buttons, by Gucci, a white and forest green stripe shirt with french cuffs by Turnbull and Asser, Seaman Schepps silver pearl and pale blue sapphire cuff links, Charvet Paris white and forest green retro print silk pocket square, black wool flannel pant by Gucci, “Blue jeans” blue leather belt with silver buckle by Hermes, Lanvin teal/turquoise suede sneakers.