Please call us for all your Gracie Wallpaper requirements. One stop professional resource - available at Designer Wallcoverings - Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks - California. Gracie, established in New York City in 1898 by Charles R. Gracie, 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. His business expanded into Asian antiques in the 20's and 30's. He collected and sold antique Chinese and Japanese furniture, screens and porcelain.
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 wallpaper that he had discovered in Beijing. Mr. Gracie was immediately enthusiastic. Gracie was the first firm to import handpainted wallpapers since their original creation by Chinese artisans in the 1700’s. A relationship was established with that studio which continued until the Chinese revolution in 1949. The same family has managed Gracie’s studio in China for fifty years.
Gracie’s New York studio consists of a fifteen-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, and a constantly changing selection of Chinese and Japanese antiques.
Jennifer and Michael Gracie are fourth-generation leaders of their family business. They continue to grow the business through new showrooms and design partnerships, development of new designs and techniques, and a dynamic social media and digital entertainment strategy.