My Colors are Blush and Bashful

I don't think any woman can hear the word "pink" and not think of this famous quote from Steel Magnolias! Blush and Bashful are written in our vocabulary from an early age and we are grateful! Whether on walls, in a pillow or lining a lamp shade, shades of pink make everyone and everything around them look their absolute best. We have Pantone in agreeance, as they have named Honeysuckle, a dynamic reddish pink hue, as 2011's color of the year. As lovely and charming as these flattering shades may be, it's not always the easiest color to pitch for a client's space if you're not talking about a little girl's room! "Is it too feminine?" Will it indeed feel like it's been hosed down in Pepto Bismol?" I declare, NO! It's all in the shade of pink you choose my friends! And we are so obliged to have such a lovely and trusting client to allow us to  show you why blush on your walls is brilliant!

Meet Catherine Wong, a young executive who is surrounded by engineers all day long. When she first came to Alice Lane, she wanted to transform her home into a retreat; somewhere she could be where exactness wasn't essential! You can only imagine how excited we were to get started on this haven! As her rooms came together, the walls started to talk and her living room wanted to be pink! (Squeals!) Here are just a few shots of how this space is coming together and some of the supporting players. You will be seeing a lot more of this gorgeous girl in the next few weeks to come - Enjoy!

Imagine, if you will, this furniture grouping with the muted blush backdrop pictured above adjacent to this beautiful metallic gold wallpaper.

Here are a few other photos of spaces to inspire that have embraced pink hues.

[photos from Lonny Magazine, Domino Magazine & House Beautiful]