Pink can be a polarizing color. Many feel that it can be overly feminine, or too juvenile. But in my opinion, the positive qualities of pink far outweigh the negative ones. So today I’m attempting to show why this surprisingly versatile color can (and should!) be used in more than just the nursery.
Pink can be very calming. Certain shades of pink can have a relaxing effect, especially lighter hues. Continue Reading
Eggs are inherently feminine, right? They are a direct manifestation of a female creature walking around, just doing her female thing. Easter, back in its day, was pretty feminine too. Originally a celebration of the spring equinox, it's a day that used to be set aside in reverence of the Sumerian goddess of love and fertility, Ishtar. You know what else is pretty womanly? Me! The author of this post! With all of these elements combined (plus a dash of energy from the influx of female empowerment that I'm feeling everywhere around me), I decided to decorate my Easter eggs in pink and symbols of power. Continue Reading
Hanging shelves are a gorgeous way to save space, however, making sure they are level can make them a pain to install. What if I told you there was a trick to getting the “freshly hanged” look that we all love so much? These shelves are actually attached to the wall, but the ropes create the illusion that it’s hanging! And there you have it, a faux hanging shelf. Get the tutorial from Ducklings In A Row!Continue Reading
Last year was full of changes for our family, and in particular for my daughter. A new house, a new brother, and a new pre-school. That’s why, when I started thinking about how to design her new room in the Curbly House, I wanted it to be perfect, inspiring, cozy, and hers. The day we moved in, Ayla’s room was the most done room in the house, and to date, it’s the only done room in the house. Continue Reading
I have nothing against pink. Really, I don’t. But–you knew that was coming, didn’t you?–when I saw this pink kitchen in a custom millwork’s gallery recently, I let loose a ‘whoa’. It wasn’t for the color itself but for the extent of its use. Refrigerator panel, backsplash and walls? What do you think? Is it pretty in pink or positively Pepto?
A. Flinger, the cabinet maker, does some lovely work. To see their gallery, follow this jump
Last month, Bruno wrote a post about the glittery pink school desk he made over for Ayla’s B.G.R. (Big Girl Room). We had hoped to have her whole room re-done and put together this month, but with the holidays and so much going on with Curbly, it sort of got away from us. But we did manage to get a few things done, and I just wanted to give you a peek at where we’re at so far. Continue Reading
When you picture an industrial interior, do you also picture pink? I know I don’t, which is why this space made my eyebrows do that one up/one down thing they sometimes do when I’m confused. Initially, I wasn’t sure about the color choice, but the more I looked at it, the more I now think it works perfectly. Something about the juxtaposition of the cold/hard with the warm/soft. How about you? Do you think the pink + industrial coupling works? Continue Reading
The best reaction you can get from your sweetie after she has opened her Valentine’s gift is a squeal with delight. This roundup of affordable luxury includes such things that will surely produce the desired reaction and all are $100 or less.
We’re gonna start with one of the big guns: Tiffany. Don’t hyperventilate. Tiffany DOES sell items that won’t break the bank. They actually have a $100 or less selection on their website. Case in point, their ‘Return to Tiffany’ Mini double heart tag pendant is an affordable $100, AND it comes in a glorious Tiffany Blue box just like items 100 times that price. Continue Reading
Pink is not the first color you might consider when contemplating kitchen interiors. Especially Pepto pink like in the kitchen above. (*urp*) But, hey, I’m not a ‘pink’ kinda gal so maybe I’m biased. How about you? Thumbs up or down on pink kitchens?
For more peeks into pink kitchens, visit freshome, and if you like what you see, you can get some tips for adding pink to your kitchen too.