You may think this looks a bit too mumsy or Marie Antoinette for the pages of Apartment Therapy, but look again. Some of the Korean and Japanese collections look lean and contemporary (I'm smitten with Matsushima waves, which is especially graphic), and some of the brighter colorways like green apple or black lacquer lend a feeling of being au courant. Also, look to the Eclectic collection for new ideas: Art Deco monkeys, Rothko-esque color washing and tortoise shell.
I asked if there was a signature color or most-popular set of colors at de Gournay, but it seems there isn't. Because everything is custom, the sky's the limit, though I sense retailers are a bit more daring then the average consumer. Above are a few installation shots from the show room, as well as details. Enjoy!
(Images: Mark Chamberlain)