Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Pink, Part Deux


In no particular order, in a random frenzy of “oooh I like that!” thoughts, I’m continuing my summer romance with color.  Enjoy some pink, pink and more pink!


Isn’t it satisfying to know that one decorative accessory, one single purchase,  like a magenta throw pillow can totally transform a room?  I love that!


pink dining room via compulsively compiled  

Art mats… another simple detail that adds so much!

flickr from desire to inspire July 9

Truth be told, a pink bathroom is probably the first and only room I’d paint pink myself.  A whimsical little space and a rosy complexion sound like a good thing to me!


Carolina Herrera Jr.’s bathroom with stripes, posies, and a cowhide… trying to balance out the feminity factor maybe???  I love the child’s chair that is used as a surface for setting towels and toiletries next to the pedestal sink- what a great idea!


brabourne farm pink slipcovers  

Slipcovers and stripes are quintessential summer.

british homes and gardens aug 2009 french bistro tables 

Mmm… dining al fresco in Provence.  I love bougainvillea matching chair cushions!

cdt suellen gregory new white living room ottoman

The Pink House.

 cdt suellen gregory orig dining room  

The Dining Room in the Pink House mixes hot and petal pink together, which I really like.  It keeps from getting a too-decorated look.

indiahicks6 domino mag 

See, another room where pinks are mixed and look even better… especially with lots and lots of white!  India Hicks summer house feels so breezy and light with this palette.


 material girls katie stassi living room

Running out to the store and picking up a pretty orchid or flower is certainly my go-to solution for short-term color love.  And a tropical orchid is perfect for summer.

atlanta_bartlett_chair via simply natural  

Another flower, another quick addition of a throw pillow and voila, pink perfection.


brabourne farm  Marie Claire Id%C3%A9es - fabric plates on Flickr - Photo Sharing! - Windows Internet Explorer 27012009 125753 PM_bmp  

Not for the faint of heart!


alkemie pink living room

Even thought here are different shades of pink here, it’s formal furniture and arrangement is bordering the “too-decorated” look to me… it’s stiff.   I actually love the elements on their own, but together it’s looking like Barbie’s Georgetown Playhouse… ooch I’m getting harsh.  



Now this room breaks and makes the rules in a different way- mostly ne shade of pink (though it still does have some deeper fuschias and a red), but it’s more relaxed while still being slightly formal.  What’s the magic element- the pink linen slipcovers of course!


 suellen gregory pink balloon shade bedrom

I love these perfectly measured doses of raspberry pink that Suellen Gregory uses.  It’s pink with some sass and sophistication. 

swish and swanky via domino amanda peet living room

Watermelon pink and a bold print inject so much life into this living room!


the laurel hedge pink settee

If I lived in a historical colonial house I think I’d break tradition and do something unexpected like this peony pink wall too.  Doesn’t it just make the most perfect backdrop?

under a paper moon melani acevedo dog on chair

Taking a cue from this guy who is now either totally content or thoroughly tired of pink, goodnight!

{Photos via 1. Cottage Living, 2. Compulsively Compiled, 2. Desire To Inspire, 4. & 9. Domino, 5. House Beautiful, 6. British Homes & Gardens, 7., 8., & 15. Cote de Texas, 10. Material Girls, 11. Simply Natural, 12. Brabourne Farm, 13. Alkemie, 14. Country Living, 15. Domino via Swish and Swanky, 16. The Laurel Hedge, 17. Melanie Acevado via Under a Paper Moon}


vicki archer said...

These pink shots are a dream - But I am a great lover of pink so never tire of it. Fabulous post, xv.

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Lovely. I was in a pink mood a couple of weeks ago and used some of those amazing inspiration shots as well!

Renae said...

I SO LOVE LOVE LOVE PINK! That silver mirror in that bathroom is to die for and you KNOW how I love silver too! That bed in Suellen Gregory's room is stunning. Great pix, great post. I enjoyed it!

Brabourne Farm said...

You can never have too much pink! Leigh

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I love pink!!!! You have found some great images too. Thanks for visiting my blog and the sweet note that you left there.

compulsively compiled said...

I am so loving pink right now and even if it's just a phase I'm going through, I'm going to get something to satisfy my addiction. I think throw pillows would be best. I'll cover my orange & brown toile with a pink stripe for summer!

Brillante Home Decor said...

Love this Pink Post. My sofa has hot pink (velvet) cushions (but the frame is fresh green). I find pink irresistible, when it is not too girlie-candy-baby.

Pearl Maple said...

Fantastic blog space you have happening here with all kinds of creative goodness and inspiration.

Hope you enjoyed your holiday!

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