ELLEDECOR.com: What was the inspiration behind this pink-on-pink space?
: A sample of deGournay silk that my client and I found while shopping in Paris. The color of the fabric is called "faded glory" which we just loved! Although we never used the actual fabric in the home, it became our color inspiration for the entire apartmentt.
ED: What came first, the pink chairs or the pink walls?
EBW: The paint color came first and then I found a velvet that matched the wall color... not an easy task!
ED: What factors did you consider when choosing the paint color?
EBW: Since the color is so strong—it has so much weight and personality to it!—I made sure that the other elements in the room would help balance it by being light or reflective. For example, the yellow Fortuny fabric on the drapery is of a much lighter weight;the tabletop, although dark, is a high-gloss lacquer and therefore reflective. Same for the mirrored back wall.
ED: What color did you end up choosing?
EBW: Pantone/Fine Paints of Europe 18-1649 "Deep Sea Coral." I love the Pantone paint deck because it offers such a depth of colors.
Photography by Jonny Valiant