de Gournay has always been one of my favorite textile houses, so imagine my delight when I discovered that one of my favorite interior designers, Nick Olsen, collaborated with them to create an incredible tablescape at the Lenox Hill Spring Gala. The setting, labeled “The Dark Side Of Eden,” is full of de Gournay’s spectacular hand-painted porcelain and fabrics that evoke a vivid feeling of a lush and complex landscape.
From coral snakes to a hand-painted tree to the fabulous palm tablecloth, de Gournay and Nick Olsen won the night with this playful and colorful tablescape. Plus, how divine are those oversized shiny red apples?! Olsen took his luxurious and high drama design to the next level with the timeless and ever chic work of de Gournay. If only combinations like this could happen every day…
Images courtesy of Nylon Consulting.
Nothing says a luxe night on the town quite like this tablescape. It has an almost Tony Duquette vibe. It has such a powerful ambience.
Look at the custom cushions made with de Gournay’s midnight blue duchess satin with Red Roman piping. I can’t decide what I like more, the snake on the plates or on the seat cushion?
An aerial view of tablecloth. A striking combination of palm leaves on a jet black.
The intertwined detail of this snake..and to think it is all hand-painted!
The inspiration for the centerpiece design, “L’Eden.”
A truly custom dinner plate. Very meticulously crafted and designed, and with such a chic approach.