Ever since last year's release of Sex and the City I've wondered who made the chinoisserie wallpaper from Lilly's bedroom.
As shown above, the overall color reads a little pepto bismal pinkish but in the movie it was super saturated.
While thumbing through this month's California Homes magazine I ran across a brief article about Fortuny fabric...
...and thought maybe that's where Lilly's wallpaper came from. After surfing the Fortuny website I couldn't find the fabric but did get a nice history lesson about a prolific designer. It turns out Mariano Fortuny was a Renaissance man. Born in Granada, Spain in 1871, Fortuny worked as a sculptor, painter, photographer, textile designer, set designer and inventor. Below are images of his work.
delphos over-blouse, 1910-1930
interior of Fortuny's atelier
model sitting for pictorial studies, late 1800s
Even though Fortuny is not a California artist, as is usually the focus of this blog, I came to him through California Homes so there's my quasi connection. You can learn more about Fortuny here.
And I'm still looking for the wallpaper if anyone knows where to find it.