Interior designer Anne Pearson infuses a sophisticated seashell pink throughout this Charlotte home.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY DUSTIN PECK
When we first met with our clients, they expressed a desire to incorporate pink within the home. I wanted to come up with a subtle and sophisticated way to use the hue, while avoid anything too juvenile or too feminine. We began by pulling upon a seashell pink from the Mural Source wallpaper in the dining room and carrying it throughout the home.
To create balance with the soft palate, we added some edgier elements like the animal print rug in a graphite/taupe tone and the “Aztec” inspired trim on the panels. I also wanted to balance the very delicate dressy selections with some more natural choices like the shell mirror and the grasscloth sideboard.
Once this space was complete, it was time for refresh on the family room. When the clients purchased the house several years ago I helped them with selecting the sofa and chairs, but it was finally time to decorate the space. I had also helped them renovate the family room and kitchen a few years back so there was a good foundation to work with. Since the kitchen and family room are adjacent to the dining room. I wanted the spaces to feel connected, but still feel different. Since the dining room is visible from the kitchen, we painted the kitchen doors pink, adding a pop of color to tie everything together while also accentuating the wallpaper in the dining room, when the doors are opened.
I wanted the family room to feel brighter and youthful and started with the Manuel Canovas palm print on the pillows. It has the perfect pink color to echo the dining room, but it also has some brighter colors like golden rod and green. This touch of neutrality achieved the balance we were looking for to compliment neutral sofa and chairs.
The fabric that came next was Soane’s scrolling fern in a beautiful yellow. It’s classic but so bright and happy! I also tried to balance the femininity with doses of masculinity including the more modern coffee table, pairing a dark brown mirror over the rustic Asian console and adding a dark brown diamond rug and wood beaded trim on the window treatments.
All of the yellow and pinks transformed the space and I truly love the mix of traditional and modern elements. The clients were as thrilled we were with the final result and how the even though pink was the color we chose as a catalyst to guide the transformation it feels natural, elegant and welcoming.
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