Friday, January 04, 2008

~ The Pink Living Room ~

These are pictures of our little living room in the front of the house. This room is much less cluttered now but I have to admit that clutter suits me and I'm missing it a bit.


This little room has a southern exposure that lets in the prettiest light at almost all times of the day and allow for the use of this strong color. In a darker room this color would be over whelming but in here it works for me and there is plenty of white and neutral space to rest the eye.

Dana and I painted this room and the dining room on a whim one afternoon and all though it has been fun it may get lightened up a bit in the future. You can see by the bay window where we didn't even paint the beige area around the window but we did do a pretty good job of keeping the hot pink off the white trim don't you think? We choose this color to go with the MacKenzie-Child's lamp in the bay window. This lamp was in my store but I just couldn't part with it when we sold off all of our inventory so it ended up moving down here with me. This girly room is where I sit and read or where Sheryl sleeps when we have a full house and my grand's love to play house and use the coasters as little dishes. The white lamps with rose bud bases are now up in our bedroom and my more formal gold ones with chunky roses are now back in here and now that Christmas is only a memory now the bunny couple will come back up stairs after hibernating in the basement through the fall and early winter. The velvet and needlepoint pillow on the couch, as well as the plaid one on the other end with the needlepoint center medallion were show gifts from the Atlanta Gift Show that Dana & I used to go to twice a year. The top picture shows two green silk pillows that I use for summer but my first love for pillows is needlepoint because it lends such a hand made touch of texture to a room and I love the human touch.


This close up of my junk shop secretary shows some of my favorite things; little enamel boxes, ceramic fruit and vegetables, silky tassels, sparkly crystal, rose bud vases, pretty little books, French wall paper and pink and white roses~~~~~~~~~~

17 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by, so good to see you! I came over to wish you a happy new year! Ah, a pink room! I dream of that sometimes, when my husband isn't looking. He'd never go for it. Maybe for my new office in the new year, hmmm...now there is an idea!

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  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Love that room....love, love, love the chintz (is it chintz?) sofa and chairs.

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  3. Thank you for your lovely comment you left for me on my blog!

    I am so in love with this pink wall color...fabulous!

    oxox
    Jennifer

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  4. Happy New Year..absolutely love pink..I like clutter too!! I want it all around me...all my favorite things..thanks for stopping by earlier..all the best, Jennifer

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  5. Hi Sue. The room is lovely and you have some beautiful pieces. I like clutter too. I LOVE Mackenzie Childs but have never been able to afford it. Lucky you to have a lamp!
    In answer to your question about my quilts: I haven't sold any but I've been thinking about it. I don't know how to go about pricing them or where to sell them. They are very labor intensive and I just don't know how much a person would be willing to pay. If you have any advice for me I'd welcome it. Rhondi

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  6. Hey I have a pink living room...
    my color is "dew kissed" by Ace Hardware...it's a faded old puky pink.

    This photo shoot is wonderful...keep em coming.

    You certainly know how to keep house

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  7. Stunning... I love pink! Our daughters' room is pink and our master bedroom is green and pink... oh, and the master bath is pink, too. I can never get enough pink!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Kristy

    www.homemakerscottage.blogspot.com

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  8. Hi Sue,
    I'm so glad you dropped into visit with me and took the time to leave a comment....

    I popped in at your blog and very much like what I found....your home is gorgeous...I think we're kindred spirits....I am so sentimental about gifts I've received, things that have been left to me and treasures I've found here and there....some curbside, some in charity shops......so I, too, have some clutter.....well, maybe a lot....

    My faith, family, friends and flowers mean the world to me......

    I certainly plan to return for more reading and hope that you will come back to my blog...

    Have a wonderful weekend....Betty @ Country Charm

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  9. Hello Sue -
    Thank you for mentioning Hound Hill Design under your Lovely Gift Sellers. Love your blog, especially the gutsy pink room!

    Nancy M. Toon
    www.houndhilldesign.com

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  10. How pretty and feminine~! I love that shade of pink.
    Penny

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  11. Hi Sue, your pink room is lovely, and there is nothing wrong with clutter, we love it too!! Happy New Year!! Jenn and Jacqui

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  12. I love the pink too! Especially because I helped paint it and I think we did a fine job. I vote keep the pink! Love Ya, Dana

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  13. Oh, I do love the pink in this special room. It works so well with your "things". It doesn't look like clutter at all to me...just interesting, well loved pieces. I am such a lover of a lot of items on my walls and in my rooms. I call it "controlled clutter" and it makes my heart sing.
    bj

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  14. What a beautiful pink retreat room...so inspirational. Love it.

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  15. I love this room...I do not see a bit of clutter! I only see beautiful things, lovely furniture and gorgeous color! How could anyone not be delighted to be in this room?

    Hugs,
    Sue

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  16. It's a wonderful room...so cozy and inviting...I want to curl up with a book.

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  17. I have a perfect MacKenize Childs tall table lamp with handpainted pastel designs on the base with twists. Includes pink shade and tall painted finial. I bought in late 1980's. Beautiful, anyone interested?

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Thanks for leaving a comment. I so appreciate it when you take the time to leave a bit of encouragement.
Hugs,
Sue