Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Pink Chinoiserie Desk


I mentioned in my post on Thursday that when I redo my office, I am thinking about painting my Chinese Chippendale desk pink like Julia's (from Pawleys Island Posh) wonderful coral pink desk in her One Room Challenge. I originally got the idea of a pink desk from this Mary McDonald office above.

Mary McDonald says that she brazenly painted the Chinese desk hot pink and gave it a European style studded linen velvet upholstered top. The room also includes aqua Chinese garden stools and antique turquoise Chinese lamps, as well as lots of Chinese porcelain pieces and foo dogs on the desk. l love the pink and chocolate brown color combination with pops of blue.


10 comments:

Karena said...

Gorgeous room and stunning desk. I had a desk painted in a terra cotta/pink many years ago and right now have a Chinese trunk and garden stool in that shade...also love the celadon foo dogs!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena
2012 Artists Series

Marie Arden said...

Love it go for it! Pink rules!

Kathleen said...

Pink and brown has always been a favorite color combination for me since I was a small child. I love how the pops of blue/turquoise bring it alive!

Vickie H. said...

From the moment I first saw the photographs of this room I have been captivated by it! MM is such a great designer! Love the pink, brown & turquoise! Can't WAIT to see YOUR DESK redone!!

Flournoyfrance said...

Annie Sloane's does a pink in her chalk paint that is beautiful and would be perfect. Another wonderful idea...Merci ...

Lindsay Hair Interiors said...

What a gorgeous workspace and you've found the perfect inspiration with the desk and upholstered top!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

A would have to add glass, but this is amazingly gorgeous.
Teresa
xoxo

Ashlina Kaposta said...

oh you know i just think this is absolute perfection!

xx
ashlina
www.thedecorista.com

the designers muse said...

Love Mary McDonalds's office. Brown velvet...who can resist? The room is playful and sophisticated at the same time. Thanks for sharing.
Jennifer

Bohemian Romance said...

I've always loved pink and brown. The market was saturated with it the last few years making it a bit of a yawn, seeing it here, however, made me love it once again! I think it helps that she used various shades, chocolate as well as a sort of olive/brown. And the blue adds the needed pop of color. Thanks for sharing this Beth :)