Flower power: Kate Moss designs hand-painted wallpaper range for de Gournay
Back in 2015, fashion titan Kate Moss made her first leap into the realm of interior design with The Barnhouse, a luxury retreat in the Cotswolds she designed for Philippe Starck’s brand Yoo. Since then, Moss has spearheaded several more projects, most recently designing a new floral wallpaper for British brand de Gournay.
The hand-painted design, ‘Anemones in Light’, nods to the anemone flower that is said to have been formed by Aphrodite’s tears over the death Adonis – or so the Greek legend goes. It is this amorous premise – and a ‘monochromatic, art deco feel’ – that shapes Moss’ collection, which had an original working title of ‘Twilight’. Moss explained, ‘The paper changes depending on the different times of day.’
A de Gournay artisan paints ‘Anemones in Light’, designed by Kate Moss. Courtesy of de Gournay
The union between de Gournay and Moss was a natural creative coupling. Moss recalls her multiple interiors projects with Katie Grove, with whom she shared a mutual admiration for the de Gournay’s wallpaper. ‘[They] add warmth, texture, dimension and drama to a room,’ she says. Her approach to interior design does not stray far from fashion styling: ‘My style is drawn from different eras, mixing the old with the new, custom pieces mixed with found treasures.’
This type of subtle fusion is noticeable in the new range: take the softness of the painted blooms together with the contemporary colour palette. Moss takes pride in modelling the greyscale ‘Dusk’ in her very own bathroom; she was inspired by film noir for this colourway, which adds a gently sober, yet romantic mood to the collection.