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Nine Years of Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes


Candy Pink

Recently I asked Atlanta-based designer Candler Lloyd about a desk and abstract art pairing that she did more than twenty years ago in a soft pink 1980s bedroom. The exact origin of the painting isn't certain but Candy noted that the find really lightened up a very serious French desk.

To achieve a similar look in 2009, one of Sally King Benedict's paintings would be a great jumping off point.

Since today is the first day of breast cancer awareness month, I opted for a work dominated by pinks. The mix at top represents one interpretation using pieces from Atlanta shops: an old French Louis XV-style bureau plat in oak and bronze with leather top from The Gables paired with an antique Louis XVI-style chair from Foxglove Antiques.

Less expensive and more rustic options include Wisteria's Louis XVI-style dining chair and maybe an earthier Louis XV-style French oak table from L'Esprit, shown above.

For a choice between The Gables' formal desk and the casual option, I like this French marquetry inlay writing table at The Stalls on Bennett Street in Atlanta. And I also think Caitlin and Tyler of Found could unearth some stylish vintage alternatives.


The Peak of Chic said...

Thank for the pink pick me up this morning!

Karena said...

The pink abstracts are perfect, I will be posting one tomorrow along with a note on Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Mrs. Blandings said...

Thank you, darling Court. This is a great vignette!

Dean Farris said...

Great Post ! I love pink, and I enjoyed seeing this image. Very Southern belle and modern at the same time ! Dean Farris, Naples

Mary said...

Thank you for the nod to Pink's all about awareness
From a survivor!!


Wonderful art piece ! I love big canvas's and I love PINK. Marsha in Houston