Friday, February 12, 2010

Pretty in Pink

There was a time when I couldn't look at pink without picturing Pepto-Bismol or my childhood bedroom but the color is starting to grow on me. I love it when it's used in a more sophisticated way in an elegant setting such as the dining room by Suzanne Kasler above. It looks less bubble gum then. So in honor of Valentine's Day, I've put together a pretty presentation of my favorite pink pictures! XOXO!

Larry Laslo

Miles Redd

Frank de Biasi and Gene Meyer

Hal Williamson

House Beautiful

Cy Twombly


Stella Tennant

Stronheim & Roman

Mathilde Agostinelli by Jacques Grange

Mathilde Agostinelli by Jacques Grange

Ines de la Fressange by The Selby

Steven Gambrel

Ines de la Fressange by The Selby

Kelly Wearstler


Vogue Living

Raoul Dufy

Markham Roberts

Suzanne Kasler


Alexandra von Furstenberg

House Beautiful

Amanda Nisbet

House & Garden

Christopher Baker


ArchitectDesign™ said...

I never liked pink...then there was Miles Redd and his masterly use of the color! Now I like it as an acccent - flowers and such in my own place. I especially like it paired with red!

Full House said...

great round-up of some very festive images.

Alice Olive said...

I don't usually like pink however your post reminds me there are elegant shades of this colour. It's not all about candy!

Willow Decor said...

Of course I love the Kasler Room - great selection of photos!

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

This just goes to show that there is nothing to be afraid of when using pink. If someone wants it, then find a clever way to use it as these designers have. A perfectly pink post. Happy Valentines day.

Roxy Te Owens said...

love, love, love!!

Danielle said...

I love PINK! Always have and these images are just lovely. I recently saw a bubblegum pink kitchen and it was gorgeous. BTW...GREAT BLOG!

AlwaysMe said...

Thanks for making me smile! Happy Valentine's Day!

Angie said...

The two labeled unknown are my favorites!

Tasha said...

I can only handle pink in small doses . . . but I'd love to see red post!

Nawal said...

I usually have the same reaction as some people here; I was never really a fan of pink. Now purple, I love. So many of my scarves and favorite accessories are purple, even my website.
But I always find pink to be a little too soft and subdued for my taste. Lately, I'm being convinced of the opposite (some nice examples in this post). Especially when it is paired with a bolder color like a dark brown or red. It can look really sharp.

Morning T said...

Ooh la la...I love pink and although I don't decorate with it, the little princess in my house has given me a whole new perspective on PINK.
Happy V-Day to you! :-)

chichunters said...

i love how some of these rooms are not girly even if they are washed in bubblegum pink

Ali said...

I feel the same way about pink, it use to make me positively nauseated but now I love it used the right way.

GORGEOUS photos!!!


NYCLQ said...

I thought I was the only one traumatized by "the PINK bedroom" as a child (pink ruffles with white mini polka dots, on a canopy bed with white furniture, pink walls, except one of lavender and white verticle striped wall paper!!)

But after seeing this post (and this months Glamour) it's growing on me! (I even did a fuchsia & red with turq Valentines tablescape).

Thanks for sharing.
:D Lynda

Teresa Hatfield said... pretty! Thank you for such a beautiful post.

Chris said...

I absolutely adore your blog...stunning posts! Thank you...

styleodyssey said...

oooo, eye candy! my faves are the salmon pink rooms. oh, and that twombly painting! cute car- you'd never lose that in a big parking lot!

La Dolfina said...

What a great post on pink!!
Loved all the rosy images.
Happy Valentine's!

Karena said...

You can guess, I adore the Cy Twombly work of art!! it will work in any pink inspired room!

rameyliz said...

Great post! Is there a chance you might be able to figure out where the rug cam from in the House Beautiful dining room picture? It's amazing!

Thank you.

Simply Luxurious said...

Couldn't help but smile when I reached your last photo! =)

bayou contessa said...

Amazing Post!!! I used to love pink, I've had so many pink rooms throughout my life including a pink kitchen in the 80's! I burned out on the color...but lately I'm feeling a desire for bringing some pink back into my decor. If this post doesn't get me going, nothing will.
So many beautiful ideas. Thanks!

Malka Sabroe-JoHanson said...

OMG what lovely happy feeling photos to view after a long hard week of work. Thank you for sharing.

Lara Harris said...

Love all the photos!Especially the last one!So cute! :)

Prutha said...

the car is my fav sorry, pink isnt my fav color for interiors... i still dont like it on walls for sure

sinnlighet said...

love love love love love love this post!

agneta, sweden

Jennifer said...

Happy! I have a pink cottage-y style bedroom and I adore it! Your blog makes me happy and your photos of Domino and Vogue Living bring back great memories! Thank you!

Francine Gardner said...

I must have had a closed mind all these years, as i have limited the use of pink to the garden and girls'room (very young girls)You have just shown me how grown up and elegant pink can be.

bazaarofserendipity said...

I just adore all this pink!! I wish it was valentines day every day!

Willie said...

Always hated pink---loved this post! When used the right way it is phenomenal much to my surprise. I especially loved the way the most outrageous pink was almost always subdued with black. The pale pinks with lots of white were lovely. Thanks, thanks, thanks, for the eye-opener on the world of PINK!

harrydog said...

your "unknown" gorgeous pink living room with the yellow sofa belongs to Frank Dibiassi and Gene Meyer!!!

Tea Party Crasher said...

Fabulous post! I adore pink — always have — and I love finding inspiration for incorporating it into new, unexpected places. I've been toying with the idea of a pink kitchen for a while now, but now I think the idea of an elegant pink dining room is even better. Thank you!

harrydog said... spelling s*cks!! I meant Frank de Biasi!! anyhow, sorry!! Love the pink!!

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