PRETTY AS A PAINTING: DE GOURNAY PAINTS PACKAGING FOR ANTHOUSA HOME FRAGRANCE

by Marisa Marcantonio

Photo Courtesy of Anthousa
Maria Christofilis, creative director of Anthousa home fragrances, has long been a fan of England's De Gournay handpainted wallpapers. She decided to have them create artwork for her packaging, and Jardiniers and Citrus Trees Home Ambiance was born. The pattern with climbing branches and birds inspired a blend of oranges with Mountain Fir, Petitgrain, Peppermint and Lemon Leaves. Earthy elements of Cedarwood, Woodland Moss and White Musk make the scent fresh and layered. Order your limited edition scent oil with bamboo reeds from Anthousa.

MY FAVORITE TOILE WALLPAPER IS BACK

by Marisa Marcantonio

The wait is over...


Years ago, Todd Romano used this fabulous red and white toile scenic wallpaper in a project. The paper was done by Waterhouse Wallhangings out of Massachusetts and was discontinued. Why? It has lived with it on my memo board for years, and I gaze longingly at the paper, adoring it, wishing it could be had.
Well, good news. Now it can.


Photo Courtesy of Christopher Norman Collection
Waterhouse Wallcoverings, founded by Dorothy Waterhouse, specialized in reproducing historic wallpaper designs. The papers, manufactured by using traditional hand screening techniques, are now available once again through The Christopher Norman Collection, which is being led in great new directions by industry veteran and friend, Nancy Stout. Shown here in the reverse, this toile is slightly different, but just as full of pop.