Simple can be really beautiful. As much as I love getting creative with colors and textures and new techniques, a solid built, simply painted white dresser is such a classic, timeless look.
This piece has very traditional lines, and so going with a color too contemporary might feel a bit disjointed. When trying to keep with a traditional style, I prefer to stay with shades of white and gray whenever possible. Navy is another beautiful look [and this piece would have been a stunner in it!] but it can be a very taste specific color.
I kept the distressing simple and didn't fuss over it too much. What stands out are the scalloped shell details on the top drawer and on the base. I went a little tougher with the sandpaper over them just to bring out the contrast a bit further. My favorite feature of this piece is actually the scrolled woodwork along the base.
I kept the styling simple for my shoot, just placing a cane back chair I'm working on [it's part of a pair I'm working on], along with one of my aunt's paintings, a wooden board, a succulent [when do I NOT have a succulent in a shoot?!] and an oversized jug with some dried eucalyptus.
Right now the studio is so white washed and clean. Being in the space with all this beautiful, neutral furniture is such a respite for the eyes and mind. I posted this one for sale on Craigslist, and will work on it's listing for my shop!