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Wallflowers By Rebecca Sherman. Photography Dylan Thomas. D e Gournay's new chinoiserie wallpapers are a lavish re-creation of the antique hand- painted wallpapers in one of England's most revered properties, Belvoir Castle. They include Wellington, a garden scene of exotic birds and peonies in berry tones on a pistachio ground, and Belvoir, an apricot-and-blue design based on an antique paper discovered in the castle's archives. Belvoir now adorns the castle's Brown Room, which was recently redone by English design firm Sybil Colefax & John Fowler. Belvoir Castle has been the seat of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland for more than 500 years. The current castle was commissioned in 1801 by the 5th Duchess of Rutland, an 18-year-old architecture buff who selected James Wyatt, the era's leading Gothic romantic architect, to design her dream home. De Gournay Belvoir wallpaper, to the trade at Culp Associates, De Gournay's new Belvoir hand-painted wallpaper in The Brown Room in Belvoir Castle in England. Belvoir Castle is renowned for an exquisite collection of antique Chinese wallpapers dating to the late 1700s. 60

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