one of my favourite interior decorators -
making pink & yellow work
When I did my book 'Colour in Decoration' in 1988 I visited a lot of houses for photography. One of the houses was David Hick's house in Oxfordshire and I was lucky enough to meet him there. He showed me the house and talked to me about how he had achieved the looks.
It was wonderful and made me realise that colours have associations but that does not mean that they can't used in less obvious ways.
There was lots of white in the room including white painted French furniture, creamy white china dressed with pink curtains and his trademark geometric carpet in a colour not unlike my French Linen.
It all worked because of the very grounding French Linen colours stopping it looking like a posh nursery.
Of course the fabulous 18th century paintings were helpful too!