Thursday, November 2

Pale Pink For The Home Rules Fall 2017, Yet Remains A Classic!

whisper pink still inspires us in  
the home this Autumn
beautiful pink anchors this design 
by interior designer, Celerie Kemble 
for Playa Grand Beach Club in the Dominican Republic
loving pale pink/rustic red shown by Sunbrella 
showcasing performance textiles
You may remember my pale pink design trend story from Spring, 2017. Or, you probably noted that Pantone's color  choice for 2016 was Rose Quartz, and that a pale pink (well, pink in every shade but particularly pale versions) have been still showing strong at all the Design Markets around the country this Fall, 2017.  I cannot emphasis enough how this slight pink has classic appeal, and has been long-loved.  Heck, if it's good enough for Edith Wharton at the turn of the century, it is still stellar for us today.  Writer and interior designer, Wharton's favorite place to write was her library at her home, the Mount, and this room was rumored to be where she wrote her best-seller, The House of Mirth.  
The Mount, photo via Victoria Magazine
Regardless of the favored color each year by brands and paint companies, we simply love pale pink, always.  I am personally obsessed with pale pink sofas--check out my pink sofa pin board as evidence.   Pale pink will forever be my favorite hue when decorating in order to create a warm, inviting, sophisticated ambiance in a home.  And, unlike it's brighter cousin, pale pink doesn't always read "feminine" when used in decorating.  Sometimes it is handsome when paired with unexpected hues (like chocolate brown, grey or navy), but it has great impact as the star of a room as well when showcased against other neutrals.  Perhaps we are enamored because it is soothing? Whatever the impetus, please see favorite pink looks and products new to the market, and what is on our "must have" this year...think pink, blush, whisper and pink-ish (our pale pink color over at fabric house, root cellar designs)...
Currey & Company's Ms. Poodle table lamp is kitchy bliss,  and from the Phyllis Morris Collection inspired by the legendary designer showing touches of Mid-Century design.  
Bernhardt offers soft neutrals with a touch of blush and part of their Clarendon Collection 
Modshop's Arches Three Door Credenza has high-style with an art deco feel, yet modern detailing, and offered in this lovely hue

Kelly Wearstler's Lucien chair for EJ Victor is nubby and pink
Bradley Showroom opened its doors in NYC last Fall in the New York Design Center to offer their furniture, art and textiles to the New York trade--we love their pink velvet sofa in the showroom!
linen/cotton printed fabric sold to the trade through Bradley
 blue heron, chics, stickbug, and star in pinkish color
Happy Nesting
XO Tamara