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Pretty in Pink

by habituallychic

09 . 26 . 12
Long time readers will remember my aversion to pink.  After growing up in a pink bedroom, I can’t even imagine ever living with the color again.  But just because it’s not right for me doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate it in someone else’s home.  I don’t know journalist Alina Cho but I often see her at fashion week and events here in New York. I think I also saw her shopping in Barneys one day. In the midst of all the kooky outfits and bum grazing mini skirts, I always appreciate her ladylike style.  That’s not to say that she dresses boring. She’s often wearing something fabulous and colorful to stand out on camera.  It seems that her fashion style sensibility extends to her own midtown apartment that she worked on with interior designer Bibi Monnahan.  While it’s full of classic pieces, they are upholstered in bold fabrics that stand out against the pink walls.  The whole thing is topped off with her enviable art collection.  It’s definitely worth rethinking my stand on pink. 

Photos by Claiborne Swanson Frank for APT with LSD on Vogue

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  1. Hannah September 26, 2012 | 10:48 pm

    Love the bedroom! The wall paper and bedding in those colors with the fun print pillows is just so lovely and sophisticated yet not too much so as to not still be youthful and fun!

  2. Tiffany Leigh Interior Design September 26, 2012 | 11:06 pm

    I always say every room needs atleast a touch of pink!

  3. Claudia Lane September 26, 2012 | 11:54 pm

    Beautiful – so many unexpected details, love it 🙂

  4. Casey September 27, 2012 | 3:23 am

    I could never live in a place that didn’t have a touch of pink somewhere!

  5. Bluebells and Lavender September 27, 2012 | 10:48 am

    I’m not averse to a little pink! These rooms look great, just like you though, not my personal taste. Thanks for sharing. Have a great thursday! Sharon

  6. Unknown September 27, 2012 | 10:55 pm

    I feel the same way about pink that you do, after living in a bedroom with pink ballerina wallpaper as a child. Nonetheless, I found the photographs in this post interesting.
    The one showing Ms. Cho’s fireplace reminds me of a question I’ve had: are there very many usable wood-burning fireplaces in NYC living spaces, or are they a thing of the past? Leslie from Portland

  7. Lisa Mende September 27, 2012 | 11:33 pm

    I love her apt because I think it truly reflects her and that’s what our homes should do. It doesn’t really matter what we think, but I do happen to think it is well done. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Dennis Shah September 28, 2012 | 12:48 am

    The wallpaper is from designed by Nancy Burges for Studio Printworks. (a little plug here – its my company) Available at http://www.studioprintworks.com for showrooms or call.

  9. Dennis Shah September 28, 2012 | 12:49 am

    The wallpaper is a Studio Printworks, designed by Nancy Burges. See http://www.studioprintworks.com for showroom listings or call

  10. Den S September 28, 2012 | 1:03 am

    The wallpaper is from Studio Printworks, by Nancy Burges. The website is: http://www.studioprintworks.com

  11. Den S September 28, 2012 | 1:05 am

    The wallpaper is “Pauline” by Nancy Burges for Studio Printworks. And you can find it and more at: http://www.studioprintworks.com. Glad it looks so pretty here.

  12. Den S September 28, 2012 | 1:06 am

    The wallpaper is “Pauline” from Studio Printworks by Nancy Burges

  13. Fashion-isha September 28, 2012 | 9:33 pm

    That first entranceway is divine! I love pink but I also don’t think I could live with it on a constant basis!