Wednesday, October 21, 2009

De Gournay in Short Measures


I know we all love de Gournay, and here are two small but lovely ways of including it in our homes, that are a bit more budget friendly than an entire wallpapered room. Pictured above is Athousa's Limited Edition de Gournay Jardinieres & Citrus Trees Diffuser. I bought one recently, and it is the most heavenly combination of Mandarin Orange, Sicilian Tangerine, Valencia Orange, Mountain Fir, Petitgrain, Lemon Leaves, Cedarwood, and White Musk. The bottle is beautiful. I am obsessed with home scents and this is to die for.

This wonderful idea is from the November issue of House Beautiful and is from interior designer Martha Angus. She used scraps of de Gournay left over from a showhouse project to cover the dining table, protected by Plexiglass. The napkin is aubergine with the menu on top, the flatware is face down European style. I bet you are curious to see the showhouse room too-click here for my previous post. Keep your eyes open on eBay for scraps of fabrics like Fortuny and wallpaper like de Gournay, Gracie, and Fromental. I bet many of you have something else de Gournay in your homes. Click here for the answer!


"In small proportions we just beauties see, and in short measures life may perfect be."-Ben Jonson

18 comments:

  1. Oh Beth! How divine! Now I am off in search of my own diffuser from this source! Thank you for sharing! And that bottom photo: dining has never been so sweet! Love it! A very nice idea!

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  2. That scent sounds heavenly! I may have to pick that up for my powder room.

    And I loved Angus' de Gournay table setting, too. Simply gorgeous.

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  3. Gorgeous diffuser! I'm a home-scent junkie, too, and this fragrance sounds simply intoxicating!

    Love the idea of putting together scraps, too - Note to Self!

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  4. the last image is so appealing to me xo k.

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  5. I was just rereading that article today loving her idea! so beautiful..

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  6. Smart usage of a luxury item! The room diffuser sounds perfect....love those citrus base notes.

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  7. Vickie H.-Two lovely little luxuries.

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  8. Alison-I liked your post on Mrs. Meyers-try the Lemon Verbena sometime.

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  9. Lauren-It is lovely and so clever.

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  10. This is gorgeous, Beth! First off, when I see a product, I judge it by the packaging. Shame one me, but I can't help it! This one is truly lovely, as is that table setting (and chair!) I'm going to bookmark these for certain...

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  11. Thank you so much for the image from House Beautiful. I will tell Cassandra to check it out. It was so exciting. I think we have bought out all the House beautiful issues. The chair is to die for too.

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  12. Sarah-I am the same way with packaging. I think attention to detail is a good thing.

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  13. CC-I am excited to try this idea myself.

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