Julia Roberts played a Southern Belle named Shelby in Steel Magnolias who proclaimed “pink is my signature color,” and I share the sentiment.
Before I was married, I bought a 1958 home in Dallas in need of a complete overhaul. It was a one-owner that had not been updated at all, and the best part was the original pink kitchen was completely intact! Pink oven, stove, porcelain sink and cabinet tops! It is actually what sold me on the house, and it was fabulous once I freshened it up.I called that house my “bachelorette pad”… it was very pink, and very girly!
Almost as strong as my passion for pink is my obsession with the insanely beautiful (and expensive) hand-painted silk Chinoiserie wall coverings by de Gournay. The combination is so fabulous,I am almost certain Heaven must be covered in it.
Unfortunately, de Gournay is not in our budget, BUT I did find a Chinese company through eBay that employs artists trained through de Gournay and Gracie. They reproduce and create custom silk papers for a fraction of the cost! I haven’t received my custom panels yet, but I will be blogging about the experience once I do.The paper will be installed in our powder room. While I selected robin’s egg blue “de Gournay” My heart skipped a beat when I stumbled upon this yummy dining room found in a Florida beach house, via New York Social Diary.
This is an historic oceanfront home, located in Boca Grande, Florida, one of my favorite places in the world. Boca Grande embodies Old Florida style, and everything there is pink. It looks like the owners of this home decided to infuse the local hue into their decor!
Look how the inside of these corner cabinets are painted pink! Clike here to see more of this amazing house in New York Social Diary, which I found as I was researching for an upcoming blog post, which is also in Boca Grande.
I am tickled pink for this dining room! When I win the lottery, I am going to buy a beach house in Boca Grande and have a pink De Gournay dining room, just like this!! Completely sidetracked by this mesmerizing pink dining room,I decided to put together a little collection of other rooms featuring pink de Gournay wallpaper.
via @Belclaire House
Traditional Home, April 2003
Nicky Rising Showroom, via @STYLEBEAT
Designer David Kaihoi, House Beautiful
Grant K. Gibson for Elle Decor’s Decorator Showhouse, San Francisco 2010
Beth Connolly’s dollhouse challenge, @ChinoiserieChic Beth used the box from her Limited Edition de Gournay for Anthousa diffuser to create the wallpaper. How clever!
de Gournay Jardiniers & Citrus Tree diffuser – $84 at Barneys
What room in your home would you most like to cover in de Gournay? And would you choose pink?