pink

While pink isn’t a color that we use everyday, we always love the way it turns out when we do.  Of course, pink makes any space feel feminine and pretty, but it can also be a very sophisticated color.  In the right tone, it’s very soothing and peaceful — we love to pair it with white or grey for a crisp and clean look.

Last year, we completed a house in Auburn, Alabama where pink plays a big role in two spaces.

pinkbath

In an upstairs bathroom, we painted the walls a subtle shade of pink.  Partnered with crisp white cabinetry and beautiful white marble countertops and mosaic tile floors, the room is incredibly soothing and peaceful.

 

Elsewhere in the house, we used an exquisite pink and blue silk fabric for drapery in the homeowner’s office (the house actually has His and Hers offices, and this is obviously Hers!).

pinkoffice

The clawfooted wingback chair was an existing piece the family had owned for years.  We updated it with a crisp white slipcover piped and skirted in pink.

 

We are designing a bedroom right now for the most stylish four year old we’ve ever met and while pink seemed an obvious choice, we wanted to make sure the the room would be able to grow with her over time and not look like a nursery in a few years.

pinkfabric

While this iPhone photo might not do these great fabrics complete justice, you can hopefully tell that the pink we’ve chosen for this room is a little more sophisticated than a typical ‘baby pink’ bedroom.  The center fabric, which will be drapery panels, is a linen and features a cream and grey background which tempers some of the sweetness of the pink.  The pattern is very graphic and chic and we think it’s going to be really striking in big long drapery panels, especially against crisp ‘China White’ walls.  The sheer fabric to the left will go behind the patterned linen on the windows and has sheer pink stripes with hemstitch trim which will cast a great soft glow into the room.  The fun fabric on the right will be a shower curtain in the adjacent bathroom with, you guessed it:  pink pom-pom trim.

 

[project photography by Colleen Duffley — click here to see more of this home on our website]

Boutique Sneak Peak

We’ve been working for the past couple of months on a new space for Doree, a women’s clothing store that’s moving from one side of downtown Homewood, Alabama to the other.  Construction is almost complete and movers are busy delivering everything to the new space.  We aren’t ready to show you the finished product just yet, but we had to go ahead and let you see this very fun chandelier that’s just been installed.

doree chandelier

The overall feel of the new store is chic and sophisticated.  The color palette is very tight, just two shades of white and a watery blue color.  We knew the unexpected shot of this purpleish red fixture would be perfect.  The fixture is new, from a line that we carry. 

That fun pair of black and white chairs piped in pink that we showed you last week is going in this project as well–check back for the finished space soon!