Not too long ago I was in a kitchen with pink walls and a checkerboard floor. The homeowner mentioned that the room had not been touched since the 80s and I said, "Well, you know the look is back." So, as proof, I offer this image from C Magazine, April 2008. I'm sure you recognize Windsor Smith (note the tall black boots, one of our all-time good things from yesterday's post). Smith offered three different takes on a classic entry.
The first entry obviously has a more glamorous, California Regency feel with crisp graphic contrasts but the second is decidedly English Country. I was excited to see the latter because I always like Windsor's spin on this layered, effortless look. Here she's used a Hovey-esque leather sofa (another "good thing") and a mix of traditional paintings hung gallery style.
Sorry about the grainy images