Pink is not a color that leaps to mind when you think of Chinoiserie. But here interior designer Mary McDonald combines two of her favorite things and mine-pink and Chinoiserie in this stunning sitting room. The color on the walls is Benjamin Moore Coral Pink 2003-50. I adore all the elements of this room-the zebra rug, blue and white Chinese porcelain, pink tufted chairs, gilt pagoda mirror, striped pillows, her use of symmetry. Nobody does modern Chinoiserie better than Mary McDonald. I would be tempted to use this idea in an entrance foyer with the coral pink walls, a wonderful table flanked by two oversized blue and white temple jars, and a gold pagoda mirror. It would be a dazzling entrance into ones home.
(Photo courtesy of House Beautiful)