Thursday, February 11, 2010

Chinoiserie in the Pink

If money were no object, my Valentine's Day gift choice would be this Elliott Puckette pink gesso and ink painting. The photo above is of the artist and her daughter in their NYC home. But regardless of whether it is a work of art, wall color, or fabric, pink is not just for little girl's bedrooms anymore. Pink is a modern and elegant look for any room, especially those with Chinoiserie elements. Pink is a knockout with virtually any Chinoiserie including blue and white Chinese porcelain, gold, black lacquer, celadon, or Blanc de Chine. In honor of Valentine's Day, here are some of my favorite pink rooms.

Alessandra Branca


Jonathan Berger


Mary McDonald



Suzanne Kasler


The Well Appointed House


Decor Pad


Miles Redd


Ruthie Sommers




27 comments:

Fabulously french said...

Wow, the pink really "pops" out at you.

Fabulous post, just what I need to brighten a cold afternoon in SW France.

Leeann x

Belle on Heels said...

my bedroom is chinoiserie in the pink! {also a work in progress} i've used every single on of these rooms as inspiration along the way.

A Perfect Gray said...

you may have just turned me into a pink fan with this post. that first photo? I have never seen such a beautifully 'browned' or glazed shade of pink. lovely. thanks for that treat.

Karena said...

Beautiful post and images, I love all shades of pink, especially Fuchsia...inspired!
Karena

Amanda said...

mmmm. beautiful. i heart pink!

Chic Coles said...

Love the pinks! I wish I had a big house and could paint one of my rooms a bright pink!

Averill said...

All beautiful choices, Beth. That Alessandra Branca salon is going straight into my inspiration files!

Clayton Gray Home said...

these are all so beautiful - love the one with the zebra rug!

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

I remember that Alessandra Branca room, it was in Georgetown, wasn't it? I need to find that magazine b/c I think I remember loving the stair runner in that townhouse as well.

I love the fabric on the chair in the DecorPad photo. I may have to put my research skills to the test!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

I love the pink and brown scheme of the AB room as well as the pics from the whole house...a definate favorite! All of the "pretty in pink" images were fantastic!

domesticgoddess said...

I always come away with a new idea after visiting your site. Today's realization is for my daughters pink bedroom- which is pink with a green accent. After viewing your pictures, I am inclined to add something black to accessorize and glam it up a bit. I think the touch of black will give it added dimension and sophistication! Thanks again!

Hamptontoes said...

Could not take my eyes off the Ruthie Summers image...beautiful!

My Notting Hill said...

Love all these, especially the first and the second to last. Great reminder on how beautiful pink can be.

Style Redux 2 said...

Leeann-Thanks for stopping by.

Style Redux 2 said...

Belle on Heels-Great choices for inspiration.

Style Redux 2 said...

A Perfect Gray-Gray and pink are great together.

Style Redux 2 said...

Karena-Glad you are a pink fan.

Style Redux 2 said...

Amanda-My favorite color.

Style Redux 2 said...

CC-My dressing room is a bright pink.

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-That room is a favorite of mine.

Style Redux 2 said...

Clayton Gray Home-The zebra and pink are perfect together.

Style Redux 2 said...

Susie-Yes, I did a post on the Georgetown house if you want to see the rest of it.

Style Redux 2 said...

Acanthus and Acorn-Thanks-I think these rooms are stunners!

Style Redux 2 said...

Domestic Goddess-Black (or brown) prevents a pink room from being TOO sweet.

Style Redux 2 said...

Hamptontoes-Her work is amazing.

Style Redux 2 said...

Michele-Great sophisticated pink looks.

anne said...

where can I purchase the pink chinoiserie fabrics that you used? Thanks, Anne