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When I discovered Gracie, I fell in love.  In fact, I used it in the dining room of the Pasadena Penthouse.

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Photo: THIS IS FROM GRACIE.

I have always had an affinity for utilizing Chinoiserie in my designs, as well as anything hand painted by artisans.

Gracie was established in New York City in 1898 by Charles R. Gracie and continues to be a family-run business to this day. Mr. Gracie began his business in providing custom lamps, often using unusual accessories and vases and adapting them for use as lamps. His business expanded into Asian antiques in the 20's and 30's, focusing on collecting and dealing in antique Chinese and Japanese furniture, screens and porcelains.

Elle Decor November 2015 SY 600 Sky Shimmer for Kelly Behun

Photo Left: THIS IS FROM GRACIE.

During the 1930's, a friend of Mr. Gracie's, a textile trader, returned from a visit to China with a roll of exquisite hand painted wallpapers that he had discovered in Beijing. Mr. Gracie was immediately enthusiastic and felt that he had a market for this product. A relationship was established with the studio that produced the wallpaper and continued until the Chinese revolution in 1949 when the studio was relocated to Taiwan under new management. Decades later, the studio was returned to Mainland China, Gracie's studio in the orient have been managed by the same Chinese family for fifty years. Hand painted wallpapers are Gracie's signature product line.

 

 

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House Beautiful March 2015 Framed SY 602 Iris Shimmer for Mary McGeeThe New York studio consists of a twenty-person production department skilled in painting murals, producing custom lacquer furniture, and providing museum quality restoration. The showroom features all of the lines described above, as well as carefully selected Chinese and Japanese antique furniture and accessories. Photo Right: THIS IS FROM GRACIE.

 
 

Luxe New York spring 2015 SY 237 Hampton Garden for Jenny Wolf

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Photo Left: THIS IS FROM GRACIE.

 

 

Enjoy reading about Gracie and their artisan wall coverings and furniture? Check out our other blogs:
 
Bespoke Furniture
 
The Best Things in Life

 

 

 

Traditional Home October 2015 Custom Mississippi scenic for SLC Ints 001

Photo Above: THIS IS FROM GRACIE.

 

Architectural Digest November 2014 SY 200 Robinson House for Robert A.M. Stern

Photo Above: THIS IS FROM GRACIE.

 

Veranda August 2015 SY 234 Winter Garden for J. Randall Powers

Photo Above: THIS IS FROM GRACIE.

 

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