Shangri La


Since we’re on the subject of Doris Duke, Thibaut, one of my favorite fabric and wallpaper showrooms, just launched a beautiful new collection inspired by and named after Shangri La! Below is a description of the collection along with photos. I especially love the pattern above. The wallpaper pattern is called Ivana and the headboard fabric is called Jakarta. You can see more here!

“Fusing decorative elements from cultures worldwide, Shangri-La is a worldly assortment of sight and texture. Reflecting notes of paradise and harmony infused with graceful beauty, Shangri-La provides a profound sense of peacefulness.  The liberal…

An exterior shot of Shangri La. Photographed by Luca Trovato for the July ’07 issue of Town & Country

Back in October I went to Hawaii for a few days and the #1 thing on my to-do list while there was visit Shangri La, the legendary estate of Doris Duke.

A 1930’s portrait of Doris Duke by Cecil Beaton. Photo via shangrilaahawaii.org

Doris Duke was an American heiress and the only daughter of James Buchanan Duke who was the magnate behind a wildly successful tobacco and energy empire. (The Duke Energy Company which he founded in 1904 still provides power …