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A Golden Garden

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de Gournay’s majestic Beirut showroom – a century old apartment in the city's ancient ‘Achrafieh’ quarter – is the setting for this year’s festive scene: heralded by a brand-new installation of our ‘Deco Palms’ design, hand embroidered on to silk velvet upholstered to the walls and decked with seasonal foliage and flowers. A bespoke mother of pearl inlay frieze by Maison Tarazi, Beirut-based design specialists since 1862, sits atop a hand-painted golden balustrade in bas relief.
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In line with its passion for craftsmanship, de Gournay gathered only local brands who have established a network of remarkable expert artisans in the region, and especially in Lebanon, to design this festive Levantine interior down to every detail.  


A bespoke Yellow colour for the dining room of the Italianate interior is offset by azure blue paintwork. A banquette by local design specialists Maison Tarazi upholstered in our Arancio dyed silk rests on a sumptuous Persian rug by Iwan Maktabi, historic purveyors of antique and decorative carpets in the Middle East.

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The narrative of this Oriental reverie began with de Gournay’s desire to connect with the region’s crafts and tradition and celebrate the perpetuity of the local know-how, in spite of current uncertainties and change. The house saw the coming together of brilliant creatives from various fields of expertise with a common passion for aesthetics and artistry, to imagine together an oasis of beauty and calm in a city of never-ending turmoil.
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