Color Me Happy: Pink!

16 Aug

Have you missed me?

It’s been over a week since I last posted and I apologize. My life has officially begun in Houston which meant a move out of one house, into a temporary other, and the start of my new job. My job has been a lot to take in to say the least but I am loving staying busy and working in advertising. Everyone says all new jobs are crazy busy at first and can make you feel stupid at times…and this is what I’m finding out on a personal level too. I’m living with an ADORABLE family friend, Phyllis, for the next 4 weeks and we are getting along famously. However, I wasn’t aware until now that I could use my laptop in her house. With the unplug of an ethernet cable here, and an advanced setting there…voila! Mac (my computer) is ready to go and I’m ready to post.

Today since I’m in such a productive and fabulous mood, I am going to inspire you with one of my favorite colors (honestly — what’s not my favorite color?)

PINK!

I was also personally inspired by this color today thinking about my boyfriend’s first day of law school. Pink is his very favorite color so I wanted to give him a shout out after a long first day of classes.

Just kidding — but him starting law school did remind me of a certain blonde haired, pink-clad icon of our generation who did law school in style: Elle Woods.

Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde -- a walking, talking, kick-butt Barbie doll.

So with that in mind, this one goes out to all your girly girls out there. Some of these rooms look like a gigantic pink bomb exploded. Others have just enough of the bright color to make a room look happy. See where you fit on the richter scale of pink!

Here’s an example of a fabulously exotic headboard. It reminds me of what a modern day Jasmine from Aladdin would have in her room in the palace. All it needs is Raja and you’d be in business.

Inspired by: Alkemie (Designer: Holly Dyment — see link below)

Even without the pale pink walls, these fun painted bamboo chairs and fabric seat coverings add tons of flair. I’m definitely doing this in my new apartment (I move in September – woo!)

Inspired by: Design Sponge Online

This would be SO easy to re-create. All you have to do is buy/have a dilapidated (nice vocab word, eh?) old dresser you don’t mind painting, pick the brightest best shade of pink or magenta, and have at it. I love how girly it looks with this Hollywood vanity mirror.

Inspired by: The Decorista

If you’re looking for just a touch of pink, try a lighter shade like this bedding or just a bright accent like the floral fabric and headboard above the bed. I love this bedding – it is super feminine yet you could make it so preppy. Hmm…dorm room, anyone?

Inspired by:  The Decorista

How about one extremely bold wall? This room is full of bright colors and crazy patterns but somehow still comes off looking mature. Are you daring enough?

Inspired by: Decor Pad

The stamped brocade print is TO DIE (for). This is by a professional designer but you can do this in your own home by painting a wall hot pink/magenta, buying an intricately designed stamp from Michaels or Hobby Lobby, and carefully placing said stamp all over the wall in various metallic colors.

Inspired by: Holly Dyment

What is it about crisp, clean white with bold colors that makes me happy? I love this room. Find a bright, funky couch and let it be your inspiration for an entire room. This is a great option for people with plain walls (who can’t or don’t want to paint) but still want to jazz their living style up.

Inspired by: Alkemie

This couch area is in an outside patio. Even if you don’t feel comfortable throwing obnoxious colored paint on the wall INSIDE your house, try something fun and new OUTSIDE your house. Dress up a patio with fun outdoor rugs and tableclothes like in this pic.

Inspired by: The Decorista

And last but certainly not least…what proper discussion of the color pink could end without a reference to fairy tales and little girls? Even though we’ve already put Jasmine in the spotlight, and my friend Ariel in recent posts, this Disney princess is the original. Cinderella’s pumpkin coach was the inspiration for this (toddler’s) room. I know it isn’t practical in the least, but how freaking cute is it? You better believe (and I know it’s probably not a stretch for most of you who know me) my kids are going to have this creation in their rooms one day!

Inspired by: Joglosmart Furniture Design

Send me pictures of your pink room for next time’s edition of Color Me Happy: Pink!!!

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