I shared the first styling of the Arabesque dresser a few days ago. I brought in an heirloom wedding ring quilt from home and we played up the sweetness of the dusty pink color with some fun knobs and cheerful flowers. I think this is a pretty typical way to view pink.
But, I wanted to show Arabesque as more of a “neutral” and here is the result…
I swapped out the pink and yellow knobs with simple, vintage-looking glass knobs. This changed the look of the piece entirely. The oriental rug has hints of pink in it, but it’s grounded with rich navy and muted beiges.
The wood chair and muted gold frames pull out the dark wood peeking through the chipped paint.
We used the same flowers as the first shoot, but edited out all but the pale tea roses. I was styling the dresser and asked Kriste to make a “little bunchy arrangement in an ironstone cup” and she made it happen. Handy girl to have around, I tell you.
The dresser is for sale for $285 at the studio and I will sell it with either knobs the buyer prefers.
So, which styling do you like better?
Get ready to say hello to a few more MMSMP European colors once I’m back in the studio…