Friday, May 28, 2010

Tickle Me Pink

Pink has never been my favorite color, in fact, just the opposite. A life long tomboy, I used to  cringe at the thought of anything pink. Lately, however, I have begun to appreciate the many faces of pink. From soft, subtle, and blushing, to electric, dramatic, and over-the-top, pink is commanding my attention. 

This is the view out the window of my home office.

I can't stop staring at the pink. This is how it begins for me. One little thing can spark an obsession. Next thing you know, I'm in deep...........

Lovely Blushing Abodes:

Bold Exterior Accessories:

Patio Punch:

Living Room Glow:

Dramatic Dining:

Sugar and Spice:

Sweet Dreams:

Powder Rooms:

Now that I have taken the pink plunge, I'm going to use the inspiration to help correct a big blue mistake. (Done under duress)

In a few weeks I'm smothering the blue with this:

A soft brown/pink grasscloth wallpaper.
(I'll let you know how it turns out.)

If it doesn't remedy the situation then there's always this:

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Fantasy (inspiration) -vs- Reality (budget)

...A typical teenage girl's bedroom. (missing several pieces of white wicker furniture, sold on Craig's List)

This now "college age" young lady would like her bedroom to look and feel a little more like this:

...but on a budget


Curved Front Dresser
1920's American
1st Dibs

Nickel Finish Lacquered Desk
1st Dibs

Pair Modern End Tables
1st Dibs

Two Piece Wood Framed King Size Headboard
upholstered in Dedar fabric
1st Dibs

Large Blue Ceramic Lamp by Keramis
1940's Belgium
1st Dibs

Carved Alabaster Lamp
1940 France
1st Dibs

Variable Cube Stacked Lamp
Circa Lighting

Pair "Les Cles" Framed Hermes Scarves
1980's France
1st Dibs


Pair of Lovely Painted Chairs
A contribution from a favorite aunt

Painted Chest With Verdigris Pulls
painted "Natural Element" #1515 Benjamin Moore (same as walls)
Flea Market

Parson Desk With Drawers
West Elm

Harvey Carbon Nightstand

Toulouse Velvet Headboard

Blue Ceramic Lamp
Flea Market

Alabaster Lamp
Contribution from favorite aunt

Stacked Crystal Lamps
$40 pair

Vintage Scarves
$9 each

$200 pair
Black Dog Gallery

Fringed Burlap Curtains
$50 per panel
Burlap Tablecloth with jute fringe
Ballard Designs

There are still things left to purchase; a bed skirt, mirror, art work, accessories, etc. 
But the young college student returns home this weekend and she needs to put her own mark on the space. The bones are there.