Monday, January 2, 2012

In the Market for...PINK!

I'm not sure what has gotten into me, but all of a sudden I'm in the market for a little pink in my house!  Maybe it's this image that has been floating around on the blogosphere...

elissahudson's etsy shop
she's also a SCAD grad!

Now, Sister is a pink person, but not me.  Never have been.  When we were much younger, and my parents were building their home, Mother let us choose what color we wanted our rooms to be dectorated with.  Sister chose pink and I choose light blue...natch.

So now with the holidays over, it's time to get back to decorating the new house.  I'm doing the same basic color scheme (blue/grey/greenish, lambswool, and tan) throughout so everything will flow together nicely.  I do have a few accent colors here and there for some rooms as well. 

Our master bedroom is defintely a great candidate for a fun accent color!  That's where the pink comes in...I'm thinking a darker shade of bright pink {just a tish}.  Let's hope the Mister goes for this!  Here's the decor plan so far:

The main fabric in the room is Botany Flora by Robert Allen.  It's the perfect taupish-grey color!  There are two windows with floor length panels in this fabric layered over natural bamboo shades (blackout lining on both the panels and the shades...we like our sleep).
Robert Allen Fabrics

I'm still looking for the accent fabrics, but this one is definitely going to make a little appearance!  I love the color, the pattern, and the velvet plushness...

Robert Allen Fabrics
Dotscape in Brindle
Other fabric options...
(this is not quite so bright in person)

Lagoon Park

Wide Whale Stripe

The perfect pink cording!
Paint Colors
I went with a very pale grey on the walls (Gull by Martha Stewart).  For an accent the fireplace mantle is going to be a medium grey (Sharkey Gray by Martha Stewart), and the trim is white (White Dove by Benjamin Moore).

Sharkey Gray

*Although the Martha Stewart paint line has some fab colors, I have seen some not so great reviews about the paint itself.  Our painters used all Benjamin Moore paint and color matched to the MS colors.

The floors are the same 5 inch oak planks that we have throughout the rest of the house in a custom medium stain.

I chose a polished white carrara marble hexagon tile for the fireplace surround.

The bathroom is all polished white carrara marble and dark cabinetry with polished chrome fixtures.  I'm thinking white towels with bright pink monograms!

New bedding was definitely a must since our old bedroom was chocolate brown.  I just purchased two sets from Target's Fieldcrest Luxury Hotel collection.  I chose white sheets - one has a double row of satin stitching in grey and one is white on white (will do a pink monogram on this set).  Target's version has the look of Restoration Hardware's Hotel collection, but are less expensive.  Did I mention we have a large dog that shares the bed with us???  I also have a white fur king sized blanket for the bed.  I LOVE the look of different textures on a bed.

Finishing Touches
A sisal rug (natural, not pink!), a lumbar pillow on the bed with an oversized pink monogram, a small vase of fresh pink flowers on each bedside table, lampshades in a pink print, and maybe a set of pink books...

custom Nancy Drew books
covered in pink jackets with gold paint

Oh lawd... I've totally fallen for pink.  I can't wait for it to all come together!  Let me know if yall have any ideas or see any good pink out there!

Bird's Mama

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  1. So glad you're back in the blogging biz!!! I want those Nancy Drew books. Forget the pink accents, I want to paint my walls pink and have the place dripping in it. xo

  2. I love your pink ideas. The pink monogram on the bed would be just purrfect. And those pink book covers................ooohlala! I am totally thinking of doing this with my Nancy Drew collection!

  3. Oh lawzie! What would Jaime say? WWJS!!! Lol. Geaux for it. Whatever you do, it will look amazing! I am glad you are blogging again! xoxo


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